Bring art to life with Polytek® mold making and casting materials
Mold making rubbers and casting plastics are used extensively by artists and foundries in the reproduction of figurative sculpture. Original pieces are most often sculpted/carved from clay, wax or wood and a rubber mold is poured, brushed or sprayed onto this original to capture all detail and allow flexible demolding.
Polyurethane plastics can be a very versatile medium for the reproduction of sculpture as they readily accept fillers (e.g., bronze powder for cold cast bronze) and dyes that help to produce unique looks.
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Polyurethane Plastics: Rigid & Semi-Rigid
Use Polytek® polyurethane casting resins to create unique sculptures of varying looks and feel. From fast-setting resins to water-clear options, almost any color, size, shape, weight and appearance can be achieved by using these systems.
PolyFoam rigid polyurethane foams can be used to cast finished artwork or can be used to backfill other casting mediums such as polyurethane plastic.
Polytek® polyurethane mold rubbers are most often used when casting reproductions in plaster and concrete and limited resin casting. Polyurethane molds are economical and long-lasting.
Silicone rubber can be used to make molds to cast wax, plaster and concrete, but are most beneficial for high volume resin or foam casting.
Silicone rubber, notably the PlatSil® Gel Series, is also used to produce hyperrealistic sculpture.
The NaturForm Series offers high-performing, natural molding latex rubbers that are often used to make molds for casting plaster and concrete statuary and limited casting with some resins.