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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. SORTA-Clear™ 18 vs. EpoxAcast™ 655 + 102 Hardener

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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SORTA-Clear™ 18

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. SORTA-Clear™ 18 vs. EpoxAcast™ 655 + 102 HardenerEcoflex™ 5 versus EpoxAcast™ 655 + 102 Hardener

Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps23,000 cps21,000 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1BN/A (gram scale required)N/A (gram scale required)
Pot Life1 minute75 minutes60 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes9 hours24 hours
Shore D Hardness90
Shore A Hardness518
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.16.7 cu. in./lb.25.6 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentGreyWater Clear Translucent
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Ecoflex™ 5EpoxAcast™ 655 + 102 HardenerSORTA-Clear™ 18
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps23,000 cps21,000 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:11B100A:10B
Pot Life1 minute75 minutes60 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes9 hours24 hours
Shore D Hardness90
Shore A Hardness518
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.66 g/cc1.08 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.16.7 cu. in./lb.25.6 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentGreyWater Clear Translucent
Die B Tear Strength75 pli80 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi425 psi
Tensile Modulus2,040,000 psi
Ultimate Tensile4,810 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %545 %
100% Modulus15 psi35 psi
Compressive Strength12,500 psi
Compressive Modulus125,500 psi
Flexural Strength7,660 psi
Flexural Modulus1,403,000 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.0006 in. / in.<.001 in. / in.
Heat Deflection Temp135 °F
Useful Temperature (min)-65 °F-65 °F
Useful Temperature (max)450 °F450 °F

Product Description

Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ rubbers are platinum-catalyzed silicones that are versatile and easy to use. Ecoflex™ rubbers are mixed 1A:1B by weight or volume and cured at room temperature with negligible shrinkage.  Low viscosity ensures easy mixing and de-airing. Dispense using our convenient dispensing cartridges. Cured rubber is very soft, very strong and very “stretchy”, stretching many times its original size without tearing and will rebound to its original form without distortion.

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EpoxAcast™ 655 + 102 Hardener

EpoxAcast655 (formerly Metalset™ A-30) is a versatile aluminum filled castable epoxy that is very hard and strong. It is dimensionally stable, even when mass cast up to 512 in3 / 8,390 cm3.

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SORTA-Clear™ 18

SORTA-Clear™ Series rubbers are premium water white translucent silicone rubbers (platinum catalyst) which cure at room temperature with negligible shrinkage. This product requires a gram scale for measuring parts A + B. SORTA-Clear™ 18 comes in Shore 18A hardness and features high tensile and tear strength.

SORTA-Clear™ silicones are ideal for making prototype, jewelry or other molds of any configuration where model visibility is important (i.e. extracting a model from the mold via cutting). Materials such as urethane, epoxy or polyester resins can then be cast into SORTA-Clear™ silicone without application of a release agent. Other materials such as wax and low melt metal alloys can also be cast into SORTA-Clear™. SORTA-Clear™ can be pigmented with SILC Pig™ silicone pigments.

SORTA Clear™ 18 silicone rubber is FOOD SAFE and can be used for culinary applications including casting chocolate and other confections.

SORTA-Clear™ 18 is also skin safe and certified by an independent laboratory.

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