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 thouroughly 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 !!!

Smooth-On alginates

Alja Acrobat /1,36kg is a fiber reinforced “non-sag” version of original Alja-Safe. Acrobat is thicker and holds vertical surfaces giving the user more control to make molds of the face, torso, etc. 24,75 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Alja-Safe Liquid Breeze / 500 gram a new liquid alginate which blends easily with water, a unique, skin safe moldmaking material. 15,35 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Alginate accessories

Tristar KW2430 Scale Easy to use kitchen scale. device weighs up to 2 kg. accurate to the gram. 16,28 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Cellona Plaster Bandage 10cmx4m /5roll pack Cellona Plaster Bandage 10cm wide on a roll of 4 meters. App. 3,5 min. working time - per package of 5 rolls 13,00 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Cellona Plaster Bandage 15cmx4m /5roll pack Cellona Plaster Bandage 15cm wide on a roll of 4 meters. App 3,5 min. working tiome - per pack of 5 rolls 18,35 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Flexible mixing cup 500ml Flexible mixing bowl for gypsum, alginate etc. 500 ml 12,48 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)

Flexible mixing cup 1750ml Flexible mixing bowl for gypsum, alginate etc. 1750 ml 16,19 EUR (Price exclusive 21% VAT)