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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST vs. Smooth-Cast® 57D

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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Smooth-Cast® 57D

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST vs. Smooth-Cast® 57DEcoflex™ 5 versus Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST

Semi-Rigid Urethane Casting 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 minutes3 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes30 minutes
Shore D Hardness8057
Shore A Hardness5
ColorTranslucentBlackTranslucent White
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %100 %
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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.

All Technical Data

Ecoflex™ 5Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FASTSmooth-Cast® 57D
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:100B100A:93B
Pot Life1 minute2.5 minutes3 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes30 minutes
Shore D Hardness8057
Shore A Hardness5
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.09 g/cc1.05 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.27.7 cu. in./lb.26.4 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackTranslucent White
Die B Tear Strength75 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi5,840 psi
Tensile Modulus246,000 psi
Ultimate Tensile2,420 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %100 %
100% Modulus15 psi
Compressive Strength8,760 psi
Compressive Modulus77,400 psi
Flexural Strength8,280 psi
Flexural Modulus246,000 psi
Shrinkage<.001 in. / in.0.010 in. / in.0.012 in. / in.
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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Smooth-Cast® 57D

Smooth-Cast® 57D is a semi-rigid urethane plastic that offers a gradual cure profile (does not snap cure), making it suitable for machine or hand rotational casting.

Use For Rotational Casting - Once poured into a suitable rubber mold configuration, the mold can be rotated so that the resin mixture gradually coats the inside of the mold cavity. After an adequate wall thickness is attained inside the mold, the result is a cured hollow casting that is semi-rigid and highly impact resistant.

Use as a Casting Resin – Smooth-Cast® 57D can also be used as a casting resin for making solid, semi-rigid castings that are tough and durable.

Mix ratio is 1A:1B by volume. Working time is 3 minutes, demold time is 30 minutes and full cure properties are attained after 24 hours. Color is white translucent and the material is very easy to color with SO-Strong®, UVO® or Ignite® colorants. Cured resin is also easy to paint with acrylic paints or UreCoat® flexible coating for applications requiring thick, durable finishes.

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