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Ecoflex™ 5

Ecoflex™ 5 vs. SORTA-Clear™ 37 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST

Super-Soft, Addition Cure Silicone Rubber

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Ecoflex™ 5 vs. SORTA-Clear™ 37 vs. Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FASTEcoflex™ 5 versus Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FAST

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Key Differences

Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps100 cps35,000 cps
Pot Life1 minute2.5 minutes25 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes4 hours
Shore D Hardness80
Shore A Hardness537
ColorTranslucentBlackWater White Translucent
Tensile Strength350 psi5,840 psi600 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %400 %
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Ecoflex™ 5Smooth-Cast® ONYX™ FASTSORTA-Clear™ 37
Product Type
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
  • Urethane Resins
  • Silicone Rubber - Platinum Cure
Mixed Viscosity13,000 cps100 cps35,000 cps
Mix Ratio By Volume1A:1B100A:100B1A:1B
Mix Ratio By Weight1A:1B120A:100B1A:1B
Pot Life1 minute2.5 minutes25 minutes
Cure Time5 minutes15 minutes4 hours
Shore D Hardness80
Shore A Hardness537
Specific Gravity1.07 g/cc1.09 g/cc1.08 g/cc
Specific Volume25.8 cu. in./lb.27.7 cu. in./lb.25.6 cu. in./lb.
ColorTranslucentBlackWater White Translucent
Die B Tear Strength75 pli105 pli
Tensile Strength350 psi5,840 psi600 psi
Tensile Modulus246,000 psi
Elongation @ Break1,000 %4 %400 %
100% Modulus15 psi90 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.<.001 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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SORTA-Clear™ 37

SORTA-Clear™ Series rubbers are premium water white translucent silicone rubbers (platinum catalyst) which cure at room temperature with negligible shrinkage. Sorta Clear 37 has Shore 37A hardness and features high tensile and tear strength. This product also offers the convenience of a 1A:1B by volume mix ratio.

SORTA-Clear™ silicones are ideal for making prototype, jewelry or other molds of any configuration where model visibility is important (i.e. extracting a model from the mold via cutting). Materials such as urethane, epoxy or polyester resins can then be cast into SORTA-Clear™ silicone without application of a release agent. Other materials such as wax and low melt metal alloys can also be cast into SORTA-Clear™. SORTA-Clear™ can be pigmented with SILC Pig™ silicone pigments.

SORTA Clear™ 37 silicone rubber is FOOD SAFE and can be used for culinary applications including casting chocolate and other confections.

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