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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Epsilon™ PRO vs. Habitat Cast N Coat™

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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Habitat Cast N Coat™

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Epsilon™ PRO vs. Habitat Cast N Coat™Ecoflex™ 5 versus Epsilon™ PRO

Flame Rated Castable and Brushable Epoxy

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps13,500 cps
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes85 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours16 hours
Shore D Hardness6585
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.25.0 cu. in./lb.18.35 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentClear AmberTan
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Ecoflex™ 5Epsilon™ PROHabitat Cast N Coat™
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Epoxy Casting and Laminating Resins
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps13,500 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B2A:1B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:44B1A:1B
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes85 minutes
Thin Film Working Time35 minutes
Thin Film Recoat Time3 hours
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours16 hours
Shore D Hardness6585
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.11 g/cc1.51 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.25.0 cu. in./lb.18.35 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentClear AmberTan
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.
Heat Deflection Temp131 °F
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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Habitat Cast N Coat™

Habitat Cast N Coat™ is a filled, two component (A+B) liquid epoxy that can be cast solid or thickened for brushing on / troweling on to vertical surfaces. Material cures to a rock-hard solid with negligible shrinkage.
Mix ratio is 1A:1B by volume. Working time is 85 minutes and material cures overnight (at room temperature).  UVO™ or Ignite™ colorants can be added to liquid Cast N Coat™ during mixing to create a variety of color effects. Cured epoxy can be sanded and painted with acrylic paints.
Habitat Cast N Coat™ certifies to the highest flame rating available (ASTM E84, Class A), making this material ideal for public space fabrication applications. Also, it does not contain VOC’s, phthalates or crystalline silica (a known carcinogen) and is safe for making elements used in proximity to animals/reptiles and aquatic life.
Epoxy bonds permanently to itself or a variety of surfaces and can be applied as a fire rated protective/decorative coating to EPS or rigid foam, wallboard, plaster, wood, PVC and more. Habitat Cast N Coat™ is also an excellent repair cement and bonds permanently to itself, PVC, Plexiglas™ (acrylic), wood, many metals, plastics and foams.

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