TASK® Plastics are a new generation of performance urethane casting resins that offer superior physical properties compared to our popular Smooth-Cast line of general purpose casting resins. TASK® Plastics feature convenient mix ratios by volume (pbv) or weight (pbw), low viscosities, high tensile and flexural strength, as well as high flexural modulus. These resins are designed for casting in thicknesses up to ½" (1.27 cm).
Technical bulletin Task 2 & 3
TASK® 2 & TASK® 3low viscosity, high performance casting resins offer superior physical and performance properties
compared to our popular Smooth-Cast® Series of general purpose casting resins. Vacuum degassing is not necessary and
they offer the convenience of a 1A:1B by volume (120A:100B by weight) mix ratio. The difference between TASK® 2 &
TASK® 3 is the pot life and demold time.
TASK® 2 & TASK® 3 are white. They have high tensile and flexural strength, as well as high flexural modulus. These
plastics were formulated for a variety of industrial applications including pattern making and making prototype
models. These resins are designed for casting in thicknesses up to ½” (1.27 cm).
Technical bulletin Task 4
TASK® 4 is a unique polyurethane casting resin that is very strong when cast in Ultra-Thin sections ranging from 0.03” to
0.50”(0.075cm to 1.27cm). TASK® 4 has a very low mixed viscosity, ensuring flawless pick-up of even the finest detail. Cured
plastic exhibits very low shrinkage which is why this plastic has become a favorite of prototype and design professionals
throughout the world. Pot life is 20 minutes and cure time is 16 hours at 73°F/23°C.
Vibrant colors and color effects are possible by adding SO-Strong® color tints. Fully cured models made from TASK® 4 are
tough, durable, machinable and paintable. They resist moisture and mild solvents. Applications for TASK® 4 include making
prototype and architectural models, model toys, durable miniatures, ultra-thin mechanical parts and special effect props.
Technical bulletin Task 5 & 6
TASK® 5 & TASK® 6 low cost, high performance casting resins yield castings that are tan and virtually bubble free.
These resins offer superior physical and performance properties compared to our popular Smooth-Cast® Series of
general purpose casting resins. Vacuum degassing is not necessary and they offer the convenience of a 1A:1B by volume or
weight mix ratio. The differences between TASK®5 and TASK®6 are the pot life and demold time.
TASK® 5 & TASK® 6 have high tensile and flexural strength, as well as high flexural modulus. These plastics were formulated
for a variety of industrial applications including pattern making and making prototype models. These resins are designed for
casting in thicknesses up to ½” (1.27 cm).
Technical bulletin Task 7
Task 7 - "Flame Out" is a low viscosity, fast set casting resin that meets UL 94 V-O requirements for flame resistance. It does not
contain mercury, TDI or MOCA. Mix ratio is 1A:1B by volume. Pot life is 2.5 min. and demold time is 10 min. at 73°F / 23°C
(depending on mass).
Fully cured Flame Out® material is tough, durable, machinable and paintable. It has much higher physical and performance
properties than any other flame rated urethane available anywhere. Vibrant colors and color effects are possible by adding
SO-Strong® color tints. Applications for Flame Out® include making flame resistant prototype and architectural models, model
toys, theme park and stage elements, durable miniatures and special effect props. Material can also be used for potting and
Technical bulletin Task 8
TASK® 8 is a heat resistant polyurethane resin system made specifically for prototyping / casting applications which
require thermal resistance of up to 263°F /129°C.
TASK® 8 offers the convenience of a 1A:1B mix ratio and has a very low viscosity, so it is easy to mix and pour. Plastic cures
quickly to a Shore 80D and exhibits good physical and performance properties. Heat curing this material is necessary to
attain optimal heat resistance. See “Heat Curing” section for curing schedule details.
Applications include making machine housings, thermo-forming
and general prototyping / casting.
Technical bulletin 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).
TASK® 9 is ideal for making impact resistant tooling, color accurate prototypes / models as well as durable reproductions.
This resin is designed for casting in thicknesses up to ½” (1.27 cm).
Technical bulletin Task 11
TASK® 11 urethane casting resin is a semi-rigid plastic (has some flexibility) that is strong and very tough. Originally
developed for high impact tooling (drop hammer punch), TASK® 11 also offers good abrasion and chemical resistance and
is ideal for a variety of industrial applications.
This product is suitable for some FDA/USDA applications - dry food contact only.
TASK® 11 applications include making abrasion resistant parts, foundry patterns, encapsulation, roller facings, metal
bonding and vibration pads.
Technical bulletin Task 12
TASK® 12 is part of the TASK® series of high performance casting resins. It is a semi-rigid urethane resin that offers
extraordinary handling strength and impact resistance. Castings are tough and durable. TASK® 12 can be color
pigmented or filled and is used for a variety of industrial applications including making prototype models, high impact
parts and tools.
CAUTION: NOT FOR HOME USE. THIS PRODUCT IS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE ONLY. Proper ventilation, a NIOSH
Approved Respirator and Protective Clothing are required to minimize the risk of inhalation and dermal
sensitization. If breathing is affected or a dermal rash develops, immediately cease using this product and seek
medical attention.Read MSDS before using.
Technical bulletin Task 13 & 14
TASK® 13and TASK® 14 are fast setting two-component urethanes that cure quickly to black semi-rigid plastics.
TASK® 13 has a pot life of 3 minutes and demold time of 20 minutes. TASK® 14 offers a longer pot life (10 minutes) and
demold time of 45 minutes.
With a Shore value of 50D, these semi-rigid plastics are used for a variety of industrial applications including fast mold
making, fast model duplication, prototyping, durable miniatures, black props and special effects, or making parts that
are impact resistant. Fully cured castings are tough, durable and chemical resistant.
Technical bulletin Task 15
TASK® 15 is a premium performance urethane resin that exhibits exceptional impact strength when cast in thin-wall
sections. TASK® 15 features a gradual cure profile, making it ideal for rotational casting applications. Pot life is 6
minutes and handling time 60 minutes at room temperature. Vibrant colors are possible by adding small amounts of
SO-Strong® tint or IGNITE® fluorescent colors. Plastic fully cures with negligible shrinkage and can be machined, sanded
Technical bulletin Task 16
TASK®16 is a low odor, fast-setting Shore 80A/30D urethane that offers very high tear strength, impact resistance
and wear resistance. TASK®16 is phthalate free, mercury free and MOCA free. Mixed one part A to two parts B by
weight, TASK®16 pours easily. Working time is 6 minutes and handling time is 90 minutes at room temperature.
Cured rubber has exceptional performance characteristics and dimensional stability. TASK® 16can be colored with SOStrong® or Ignite® colorants.
TASK®16 is suitable for making fast mechanical parts, gaskets, wheels and pullies, impact resistant props, and archival
master models. It is also used to make fast, wear resistant rubber molds for casting concrete or concrete stamping pads.
TASK®16 is also an excellent choice for rotocasting to create hollow semi-rigid castings.
IMPORTANT:Cured TASK® 16 will inhibit the cure of liquid platinum silicone. You can not pour platinum silicone into
cured TASK® 16. Tin silicone must be used if you intend to pour silicone against cured TASK® 16.
Technical bulletin Task 18
TASK® 18 is a relatively low viscosity aluminum filled urethane casting resin that was developed specifically for making short run vacuum forming molds. TASK® 18 is also used to make industrial production parts, prototype parts and tracing patterns.
Technical bulletin Task 21
TASK® 21 is a performance urethane casting resin that has been described by many as having similar performance and mechanical characteristics to ABS plastic, with high compressive and flexural strength.
TASK® 21 has no odor and is easy to process. Mix ratio is 2A:1B by weight or volume. Pot life is 6 minutes and handling strength is reached in 60 minutes at room temperature (depending on mass and configuration).
TASK® 21 features a low mixed viscosity of 500 cps and readily de-airs itself when cast into molds.
SO-Strong® or IGNITE® colorants can be added for color and a variety of powder fillers can be added to alter performance or appearance characteristics.
Applications for TASK® 21 include rapid prototyping, casting strong and highly detailed models, making holding / assembly fixtures, figurines and decorative castings.
IMPORTANT - TASK® 21 can not be cast into platinum-cure silicone molds.
We recommend casting TASK® 21 into tin-cure silicone or urethane rubber molds (using a release agent)
|Task 2&3||High strength, low viscosity||Task 2&3 TB||Task 2&3 MSDS|
|Task 4||Very strong in thin walled sections||Task 4 TB||Task 4 MSDS|
|Task 5&6||Lowest cost performance plastics anywhere||Task 5&6 TB||Task 5&6 MSDS|
|Task 7||Flame rated - fire resistant urethane resin||Task 7 TB||Task 7 MSDS|
|Task 8||Heat resistant urethane plastic||Task 8 TB||Task 8 MSDS|
|Task 9||COLORMATCH Neutral amber for color matching and pigmenting||Task 9 TB||Task 9 MSDS|
|Task 11||Semi-rigid resin - dry food applications||Task 11 TB||Task 11 MSDS|
|Task 12||Virtually indestructible - highest impact resistance||Task 12 TB||Task 12 MSDS|
|Task 13 & 14||Black semi-rigid urethane casting resins||Task 13 & 14 TB||Task 13 & 14 MSDS|
|Task 15||For machine rotocasting - high impact resistance||Task 15 TB||Task 15 MSDS|
|Task 16||offers very high tear strength, impact resistance and wear resistance.||Task 16 TB||Task 16 MSDS|
|Task 18||Aluminum filled mass casting resin||Task 18 TB||Task 18 MSDS|
|Task 21||Customers have used to approximate ABS plastic properties for some applications NOTE-TASK® 21 CAN NOT be cast into platinum silicone molds.||Task 21 TB||Task 21 MSDS|
|Product Name||A:B Mixing Ratio||color||Comp.strength||Demold Time||Mixed Viscosity||Pot Life||Tensile Strength||Ultimate Shore Hardness||Specifi Weight Cu.inch/LB|
|Task 2||1A:1B Volumetric||White||8300 psi||60 min.||150 cps||7 min||6650 psi||80D||24.7|
|Task 3||1A:1B Volumetric||White||7400 psi||90 min||150 cps||20 min||6650 psi||80D||24.7|
|Task 4||1A:1B by weight||Ivory||7400 psi||16 hours||250 cps||20 min||6500 psi||83D||23.9|
|Task 5||1A:1B Volumetric||Tan||6700 psi||15 min||600 cps||3 min||4530 psi||77D||25.2|
|Task 6||1A:1B Volumetric||Tan||5570 psi||75 min||800 cps||7 min||5200 psi||75D||25.9|
|Task 7||1A:1B Volumetric||White||5140 psi||10 min||200 cps||2.5 min||3390 psi||73D||23.1|
|Task 8||1A:1B Volumetric||Off-White||8760 psi||10-15 min||100 cps||2.5 min||5840 psi||80D||25.4|
|Task 9||1A:1B Volumetric||Clear Amber||11000 psi||60 min||300 cps||7 min||7800 psi||85D||24.3|
|Task 11||1A:1B by weight||Milky Amber||N/A||16 hours||2000 cps||20 min||2500 psi||60D||24.7|
|Task 12||100A:44B by weight||Clear Amber||N/A||16 hours||2400 cps||20 min||2700 psi||60D||25.6|
|Task 13||100A:120B by weight||Black||N/A||20 min||800 cps||3 min||1800 psi||50D||24.1|
|Task 14||100A:120B by weight||Black||N/A||45 min||800 cps||10 min||1800 psi||50D||24.1|
|Task 15||75A:100B by weight||Opaque White||5450||60 min||600 cps||6 min||2720 psi||75D||24.7|
|Task 16||1A:2B by weight||Light Yellow||N/A||90 min||1400 cps||6 min||2264 psi||80A/30D||25.64|
|Task 18||26A:100B by weight||Metal Grey||8420 psi||16 hours||4400 cps||20 min||3250 psi||88D||17.6|
|Task 21||2A:1B Volumetric||White||7100 psi||60 min||500 cps||6 min||5500 psi||75D||25.9|
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