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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. TASK™ 14 vs. Epsilon™ PRO

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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Epsilon™ PRO

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High Performance Impact Resistant EPS Foam Coating

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TASK™ 14

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Semi-Rigid Black Urethane Casting Resin

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Urethane Resins
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps800 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B2A:1BN/A (gram scale required)
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes10 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours45 minutes
Shore D Hardness6550
Shore A Hardness5
ColorTranslucentClear AmberBlack
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All Technical Data

Ecoflex™ 5Epsilon™ PROTASK™ 14
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Urethane Resins
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps800 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B2A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:44B100A:120B
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes10 minutes
Thin Film Working Time35 minutes
Thin Film Recoat Time3 hours
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours45 minutes
Shore D Hardness6550
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.11 g/cc1.15 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.25.0 cu. in./lb.24.1 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentClear AmberBlack
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi1,800 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %125 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.0035 in. / in.
Useful Temperature (min)-65 °F
Useful Temperature (max)450 °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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Epsilon™ PRO

Epsilon™ PRO is a thixotropic epoxy coating that self-thickens for brushing onto a variety of surfaces.  Compared to original Epsilon™, Epsilon™ PRO offers a longer working time and cured epoxy is semi-rigid, offering better impact resistance.  Mix ratio for Epsilon™ PRO is 2A:1B by volume (100A:44B by weight).  A gram scale is not needed to use this product.

Applied in thin layers, mixed material holds a vertical surface without sagging or slumping. Material wets out uniformly over different surfaces.  Pot life is 22 minutes, with a re-coat time of 3 hours.  All layers should be allowed to cure for 16 hours at 73° F / 23° C and can be accelerated with mild heat.  Epsilon™ PRO is clear and can be easily colored using Ignite™ or UVO™ colorants.  Cured coating has a gloss finish and can be sanded, primed and painted.

Applications: Epsilon™ PRO is suitable for use as a protective, impact resistant coating for EPS or polyurethane foam. It can also be applied to plaster, concrete, wood and fabrics. This product is not sensitive to moisture / humidity and contains no VOC’s. 

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TASK™ 14

TASK™ 14 is a fast setting two-component urethane that cures quickly to black semi-rigid plastic. TASK™ 14 offers a longer pot life (10 minutes) and demold time of 45 minutes.

With a Shore value of 50D, these semi-rigid plastics are used for a variety of industrial applications including fast mold making, fast model duplication, prototyping, durable miniatures, black props and special effects, or making parts that are impact resistant. Fully cured castings are tough, durable and chemical resistant.

For Best Results… Do not cast TASK™ 14 into platinum cure (addition cure) silicone molds.

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