MoldRite 25 silicone is our most popular mold making material in our silicone line. This product is mixed with Cat-Blue catalyst providing 40-minute working time.
TYPICAL SILICIONE APPLICATIONS
- Figurine and giftware casting using materials such as, but not limited to Polyester, Urethane and Plaster
- Conventional Prototype tooling
- Stereolithography, prototype tooling
TYPICAL SILICONE CATALYZED PROPERTIES
Mixed at 24°C (75°F) and 50% R.H.
|Mix Ratio, A:B (parts by weight) at||10:1
|Viscosity, cP (mPa.s)||43,000|
|Work Life, minutes (1)||40|
|Pot Life, Hours (2)||2|
|Demold Time, hrs at RT||6|
|24 Hour Thick Section Hardness Shore A (3)||28|
Cured 7 days at 24° (75°F) and 50% RH
|Hardness (Shore A)||ASTM D2240||30|
|Tensile Strength, psi (/mm2)||ASTMD412||630 (4.3)|
|Elongation (%)||ASTM D412||430|
|Tear Resistance, ppi (N/mm)||ASTM D624, Die B||100 (17.5)|
|Linear Shrinkage (%) (4)||24 Hours||0.5|
|Coverage-cu.in/lb. (cc/kg)||24.9 (900)|
|Temperature Range, °C(°F)||-50 to 150 (-58 to 302)|
Six (6) months from date of shipment when stored at 24°C (75°F) in original containers.
MIXING GUIDELINES FOR MOLDRITE 25 TWO COMPONENT RTV SILICONE TIN CURE MOLD MAKING SYSTEMS
Shake the catalyst container (Part B) well before use.
This is a 10 Part A to 1 Part B mix ratio by weight. Weigh the desired amount of base into a clean mixing container. Tip the container and roll the base all the way around the sidewall up to two inches from the top. This will prevent the catalyst from becoming absorbed into the container. It is recommended that the container be filled to not more than 1/3 the container depth to allow sufficient room for expansion during the deaeration procedure.
Weigh the proper amount of catalyst into the container. Mix the base and catalyst together by stirring with a stiff, flat-ended metal spatula until a uniform color is obtained. Scrape the container walls and bottom well to insure a thorough mix.
Place the container into a vacuum chamber and evacuate the entrapped air from the mixture using a vacuum pump capable of achieving 29 inches of mercury vacuum. The mixture will rise, crest and then collapse in the container. Interruption (bumping) of the vacuum may be necessary to prevent overflowing the container. Keep the mixture under full vacuum for 2-3 minutes after the material has receded in the container.
Bleed air slowly into the vacuum chamber. When the chamber is at atmospheric equilibrium, remove the cover plate and take out the container.
Pour the deaired material slowly in a steady stream from one end of the mold box so that the material flows evenly over the pattern. This should minimize entrapment of air bubbles under the flowing material. A ?print? coat may be poured first over the pattern, which will also help reduce the possibility of entrapping air on the pattern and in the cured rubber. A mold release (petroleum jelly) may be applied on the pattern first to improve release.
Allow the rubber to cure for 16-24 hours at 75+5°F (24°C) before removing the cured rubber mold from the pattern. Heat acceleration is not recommended with this product.
For best results, allow the mold to air cure an additional 24 hours before using it in production. Full cure is achieved in 3-7 days.
USE MATERIAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET