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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST vs. TASK™ 9

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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TASK™ 9

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST vs. TASK™ 9Ecoflex™ 5 versus Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST

Color Matching High Performance Resin

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Urethane Resins
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps100 cps300 cps
Pot Life1 minute2.5 minutes7 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes1 hour
Shore D Hardness8085
Shore A Hardness5
ColorTranslucentBlackClear Amber
Tensile Strength350 psi5,840 psi7,800 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %6 %
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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™ 5Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FASTTASK™ 9
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Urethane Resins
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps100 cps300 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B100A:100B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B120A:100B115A:100B
Pot Life1 minute2.5 minutes7 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes1 hour
Shore D Hardness8085
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.09 g/cc1.14 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.27.7 cu. in./lb.24.3 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackClear Amber
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi5,840 psi7,800 psi
Tensile Modulus246,000 psi370,000 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %6 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Compressive Strength8,760 psi11,000 psi
Compressive Modulus77,400 psi98,000 psi
Flexural Strength8,280 psi11,850 psi
Flexural Modulus246,000 psi350,000 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.010 in. / in.0.009 in. / in.
Heat Deflection Temp131 °F
Useful Temperature (min)-65 °F
Useful Temperature (max)450 °F
Heat Deflection With Post Cure250 °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® ONYX™ FAST

Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ is a mercury-free urethane resin that cures at room temperature to a deep black, solid plastic. ONYX™ resins offer the convenience of a 1A:1B by volume mix ratio and have very low viscosities, so they are easy to mix and pour. ONYX™ resins have an ultimate Shore hardness of 80D and offer higher physical properties and higher heat resistance vs. other general purpose resins.ONYX™ FAST resin has a pot life of 2.5 minutes and a cure time of 10-15 minutes. ONYX™ FAST is a good choice for creating fast cold cast bronze, brass, copper, nickel/silver, etc. effects.

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TASK™ 9

TASK™ 9 Colormatch is a high performance urethane casting resin that features very high compressive strength and tensile strength. TASK™ 9 is clear amber, which makes this plastic very easy to color using SO-Strong™ or IGNITE™ colorants. With a mix ratio of 1A:1B by volume, TASK™ 9 is easy to use and a low mixed viscosity (300 cps) ensures minimal bubble entrapment. Pot life is 7 minutes and cure time is about 60 minutes (depending on mass).

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