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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® 310 vs. FlexFoam-iT!™ III

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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Smooth-Cast® 310

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® 310 vs. FlexFoam-iT!™ IIIEcoflex™ 5

Bright White, Ultra Low Viscosity Liquid Plastics

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Mix and Pour Expanding Foams
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps80 cps1,000 cps
Pot Life1 minute20 minutes35 seconds
Cure Time5 minutes4 hours2 hours
Shore D Hardness70
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.26.4 cu. in./lb.504 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentWhiteWhite
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All Technical Data

Ecoflex™ 5Smooth-Cast® 310FlexFoam-iT!™ III
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Mix and Pour Expanding Foams
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps80 cps1,000 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B1A:1B1A:2B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B100A:90B57.5A:100B
Pot Life1 minute20 minutes35 seconds
Tack Free Time2 hours
Cure Time5 minutes4 hours2 hours
Shore D Hardness70
Shore A Hardness5
Expansion (approximate)15 times
Foam Density3 lb/ft³
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.05 g/cc0.05 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.26.4 cu. in./lb.504 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentWhiteWhite
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi3,000 psi
Tensile Modulus134,000 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %7.5 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Compressive Strength3,800 psi
Compressive Modulus44,900 psi
Flexural Strength4,000 psi
Flexural Modulus118,000 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.0065 in. / in.
Heat Deflection Temp120 °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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Smooth-Cast® 310

The Smooth-Cast® 300 Series of liquid plastics are ultra-low viscosity casting resins that yield castings that are bright white and virtually bubble free. Vacuum degassing is not necessary. They offer the convenience of a 1A:1B by volume or 100A:90B by weight mix ratio. The differences between them are pot life and demold time.

These resins readily accept fillers (such as URE-FIL® 3 from Smooth-On) and can be colored with SO-Strong® or Ignite® color tints (Smooth-Cast® 325 series accepts pigments better than the Smooth Cast® 300 series). Fully cured castings are tough, durable, machinable and paintable. They resist moisture and mild solvents. Applications for Smooth-Cast® 300 Series Liquid Plastics include reproducing small to medium size sculptures, making prototype models, special effect props and decorative jewelry.

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FlexFoam-iT!™ III

FlexFoam-iT!™ Series foams are premium quality water blown flexible foams that can be used for a variety of industrial, special effects and art & crafts and projects. With several to choose from, uses include making theatrical props (swords, knives, hammers, etc.), industrial gaskets, custom padding and cushioning, and more. SO-Strong™, UVO™ or IGNITE™ colorants can be added for color effects.

Part A and B liquids are combined, mixed and poured into a mold or other form (apply release agent if necessary). Mixture will rise and cure quickly to a solid, flexible foam. Foams vary by density and offer good physical properties. FlexFoam-iT™ III is the lowest density foam and expands the most.

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