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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. ReoFlex™ 30 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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ReoFlex™ 30

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'Next Generation' Urethane Rubber

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Urethane Rubber
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps1,500 cps
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes30 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours16 hours
Shore D Hardness65
Shore A Hardness530
ColorTranslucentClear AmberOff White
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Although we do our best to ensure the accuracy of this Compare Tool, Smooth-On offers no warranty either expressed or implied as to the reliability of the information contained herein. Smooth-On assumes no liability for loss or damage associated with use of the Compare Tool. If this is a critical project, we encourage you to review all of the technical data below and contact our Technical Service department with any questions or concerns.

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Ecoflex™ 5Epsilon™ PROReoFlex™ 30
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Epoxy and Urethane Coatings
  • Urethane Rubber
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps4,000 cps1,500 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B2A:1B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:44B1A:1B
Pot Life1 minute22 minutes30 minutes
Thin Film Working Time35 minutes
Thin Film Recoat Time3 hours
Cure Time5 minutes16 hours16 hours
Shore D Hardness65
Shore A Hardness530
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.11 g/cc1.01 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.25.0 cu. in./lb.27.5 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentClear AmberOff White
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Die C Tear Strength82 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi450 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %1,000 %
100% Modulus15 psi67 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.<.001 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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ReoFlex™ 30

ReoFlex™ urethane rubbers offer superior physical and performance properties for production casting of wax, plasters, and resins. ReoFlex™ urethanes are available in 20A, 30A, 40A, 50A and 60A Shore hardnesses and feature convenient one-to-one by volume mix ratios. Vacuum degassing is not necessary and ReoFlex™ rubbers cure with negligible shrinkage to a durable rubber that will last in production. ReoFlex™ “Wet” rubbers will shrink somewhat over time vs. “Dry” formulations.

ReoFlex™ mold rubbers are used for a variety of applications including making molds to reproduce sculpture and architectural elements, as well as for making special effects, toys and prototypes. Vibrant colors can be achieved by adding So-Strong™ Color Tints, available from Smooth-On.

Casting Concrete? Look into the VytaFlex™ series of urethane mold rubbers. VytaFlex™ urethanes were formulated specifically for casting concrete / pigmented concrete and feature Smooth-On’s exclusive ‘V-Polymer™’ technology.

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