Dragon Skin® silicones are high performance platinum cure liquid silicone compounds that are used for a variety of applications ranging from creating skin effects and other movie special effects to making production molds for casting a variety of materials. Because of the superior physical properties and flexibility of Dragon Skin® rubbers, they are also used for medical prosthetics and cushioning applications. Dragon Skin® rubbers are also used for a variety of industrial applications and have a service temperature range of a constant -65°F to +450°F (-53°C to +232°C)
Time Tested, Versatile Special Effects Material – Soft, super-strong and stretchy, Dragon Skin® 10 is used around the world to make spectacular skin and creature effects. An infinite number of color effects can be achieved by adding Silc Pig® silicone pigments or Cast Magic® effects powders. Cured rubber can also be painted with the Psycho Paint® system. Cured material is skin safe and certified by an independent laboratory to ISO 10993-10, Biological evaluation of medical devices, Part 10: Tests for irritation and skin sensitization.
Easy To Use – Dragon Skin® silicones are mixed 1A:1B by weight or volume. Liquid rubber can be thinned with Silicone Thinner® or thickened with THI-VEX®. Rubber cures at room temperature (73°F/23°C) with negligible shrinkage. Vacuum degassing is recommended to minimize air bubbles in cured rubber
Measuring and Mixing - Before you begin, pre-mix Part B thoroughly. After dispensing required amounts of Parts A and B into mixing container (1A:1B by volume or weight), mix thoroughly for 3 minutes making sure that you scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing container several times. After mixing parts A and B, vacuum degassing is recommended to eliminate any entrapped air. Vacuum material for 2-3 minutes (29 inches of mercury), making sure that you leave enough room in container for product volume expansion.
For best results, pour your mixture in a single spot at the lowest point of the containment field. Let the rubber seek its level up and over the model. A uniform flow will help minimize entrapped air. The liquid rubber should level off at least 1/2” (1.3 cm) over the highest point of the model surface.
Curing / Post Curing - Allow rubber to cure as prescribed at room temperature (73°F/23°C) before demolding. Do not cure rubber where temperature is less than 65°F/18°C. Optional: Post curing the mold will aid in quickly attaining maximum physical and performance properties. After curing at room temperature, expose the rubber to 176°F/80°C for 2 hours and 212°F/100°C for one hour. Allow mold to cool to room temperature before using.
The extreme flexibility of Dragon Skin makes it ideal for creating one piece glove molds.
Dragon Skin® is excellent for brush on molds. A Dragon Skin® mold can be turned completely inside out without risk of tearing.
On a recent job, Blair Benjamin needed to reproduce a rattlesnake for an independent film project.