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Alginate

What is alginate?

Alginate is used to make a negative of the face. Alginate on itself is not strong enough and too flexible to hold it's own form so it should be backed up with a a couple of layers of plaster bandage. If you want to make multiple casting you should consider Skin-Safe Silicones for the negative of the face.

After the alginate powder is tho uroughly mixed with water you have a few minutes working time before it sets. The working time is influenced by the (water) temperature and the mixing ratio. Our FormFX lifecasting alginate is, contrary to dental alginates, specially formulated for making body casts and gives you a longer working time. Mix small batches at a time. Take care to put the model at ease and DO NOT BLOCK THE NOSTRILS !!!

Alginate overview
  • Alja-Safe™

    Alja-Safe™

    Safe to use Alja-Safe is the world"s first alginate that does not contain crystalline silica (a known carcinogen). Alja-Safe is perfect for making single-use molds of the face, hands and other bo... more

  • Alja-Safe™ Acrobat™

    Alja-Safe™ Acrobat™

    Alja-Safe Acrobat is a fiber reinforced "non-sag" version of original Alja-Safe life casting alginate. Alja-Safe Acrobat is thicker and holds vertical surfaces allowing the user better control... more

  • Alja Safe Liquid Breeze

    Alja Safe Liquid Breeze

    No powder - no dust! Alja-Safe Breeze (Patent Pending) is a new liquid alginate which blends easily with water, creating a unique, skin safe moldmaking material. Alja-Safe Breeze is perfect for m... more

  • CA37 Regular

    CA37 Regular

    CA 37 Alginate for dental impressions with good tear and deformation resistance, firm consistency more

  • Cavex Clevercast

    Cavex Clevercast

    We have developed this high-quality product especially for making small and large 'lifecast' prints. The alginate is available in two variants: Normal Set (± 3 min.) And Slow Set (± 7 min.). more

  • Accu-Cast™ LiquiStone™

    Accu-Cast™ LiquiStone™

    Accu-Cast LiquiStone is an easy to use gypsum cement that can be cast into Accu-Cast alginate molds for reproducing human body parts for lifecasting. LiquiStone has a convenient mix ratio of 2 ... more

  • Accu-Cast™ Kits

    Accu-Cast™ Kits

    If you've wanted to learn about this fascinating art form, Accu-Cast kits are designed to quickly introduce you to the process. Accu-Cast offers a full range of kits from Baby Hand Casting to Full ... more

  • Accu-Cast™ BabyGel™

    Accu-Cast™ BabyGel™

    Color changing alginate is amazing. It mixes up bright pink and fades to white before it sets. Its like having an internal stop watch right in the product. This formula was designed for hand castin... more

  • Accu-Cast™ FaceGel™

    Accu-Cast™ FaceGel™

    Specifically designed for doing face molds, FaceGel is also ideal for heads and other medium sized Layup Molds- where alginate is placed onto a vertical surface. FaceGel (590) has an extra thickene... more

  • Accu-Cast™ BodyGel™

    Accu-Cast™ BodyGel™

    Big projects like torsos and heads require more working time. Between having to mix more and apply more- working time is at a premium. BodyGel (880) gives you plenty of time even for the largest pr... more

  • Accu-Cast™ BucketGel™

    Accu-Cast™ BucketGel™

    This is a great all-around alginate for "bucket molds" where alginate is put into a container and some object is pushed into it, like a hand casting. more

  • Accu-Cast™ 370-SD™

    Accu-Cast™ 370-SD™

    Our friends in the Orthotics & Prosthetics industry asked us for a formula that would make one of their tough jobs easier. more

  • Accu-Cast™ HandGel™

    Accu-Cast™ HandGel™

    HandGel is our "go to" alginate for larger bucket molds like Adult Hand Casting, Family Hand Casting and Foot Casting. more

  • Lifecasting Kit

    Lifecasting Kit

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Plaster Bandage

Plaster Bandage

  • Plaster Bandage 8cmx4m /5 rolls

    Cellona Plaster Bandage

    14,14 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

  • Plaster Bandage 10cmx4m /5 rolls

    Cellona Plaster Bandage

    17,21 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

Mixing and Weighing

Alginate accessories

  • Tristar KW2430 Scale

    Easy to use kitchen scale. device weighs up to 2 kg. accurate to the gram.

    20,21 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

  • Flexible mixing cup 500ml

    Flexible mixing bowl for gypsum, alginate etc. 500 ml

    15,10 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

  • Flexible mixing cup 1750ml

    Flexible mixing bowl for gypsum, alginate etc. 1750 ml

    19,59 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

  • stirring stick 22cm

    mixing stick small model 220x17x3 mm

    0,12 EUR (incl. 21% USt. zzgl. Versand)

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