Using Alja‑Safe® Alginate to Cast Silicone Body Parts

Overview

What’s Sets Alja-Safe® Apart? In addition to being an exceptional body molding material, Alja-Safe® alginate does not contain free crystalline silica (a known carcinogen). Not only does this make Alja-Safe® safer to use, it also means that you can cast platinum silicone rubbers directly into finished molds. Platinum silicones can often bond in other alginates that contain crystalline silica.

Alja-Safe® also captures detail better than other alginates, giving you a more accurate reproduction of your original. Alja-Safe® is easy to use and cures quickly. It reproduces fine detail and makes an excellent temporary mold – good for one or two reproductions of any body part.

This sequence shows how to make a perfect reproduction of an entire arm.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Preparing Materials