Silicone Plastique® Food Grade Silicone Mold Putty
Silicone Plastique® is an amazing mold putty that has the consistency of cookie dough and is very easy to mix and apply. Created by a chef in order to bring the art of mold making into both commercial and home kitchens, Silicone Plastique® has become a valuable tool in the creation of custom food molds around the world. Mold making has always been considered a complicated task, yet with this silicone mold putty a new world of easy mold making has been made possible.
When you order Silicone Plastique®, you will receive one half of the amount you ordered as Part A (catalyst) and the other half as Part B (base) which combined will create Silicone Plastique®.
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Silicone Plastique® is sold by the pound. As your order increases, the total cost decreases. In other words, if you purchase anywhere from 1 to 4 pounds, your cost per pound is $25.00. If you purchase anywhere from 5 to 9 pounds, your cost per pound is reduced to $24.00, and so on.
Once mixed, Silicone Plastique® will stay workable for about 15 minutes giving ample time to make an accurate and well made mold of almost any object. Cure time is only about an hour at 70 degrees F. to create a pliable yet durable rubber mold suitable for direct food contact. This amazing mold putty can be put in the freezer without losing flexibility and accepts temperatures as high as 400 degrees F. Please note that this product has not been evaluated or tested for baking/cooking applications. Silicone Plastique® is a food grade silicone putty and complies with FDA regulation: 21CFR177.2600 and has been tested by an independent, FDA approved laboratory to confirm its food grade status.
Silicone Plastique® has the consistency of clay. Equal amounts of Part A (blue) and Part B (white) are scaled by weight.
Parts A and B are combined and kneaded until a uniform color is achieved. Silicone Plastique® can be flattened by hand or rolled with a pin between sheets of plastic.
A small amount of plastique is rubbed into detail of a medallion. The medallion is pressed into Silicone Plastique® that has been rolled out twice the thickness of the medallion.
Silicone Plastique® has a work time of about 10 minutes and a cure time of about an hour at room temperature. Silicone Plastique® should be allowed to fully cure before removing medallion.
Chocolate is poured into the cured mold.
With a flex of the mold, a perfect chocolate copy of the medallion pops out of the mold, ready to garnish your favorite dessert.
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Silicone Plastique® Weights & Measures
Coverage: 1 pound of Silicone Plastique® will cover an area about 8″ x 8″ x 1/4″ thick.
- 1 pound of Silicone Plastique® = 9 fluid oz. = 1-1/8 cups = 1/2 pint
- 1 pound of Silicone Plastique® = 270 millileters = .27 liters
- 1 pound of Silicone Plastique® = 16.32 cubic inches
How to Calculate Quantity Needed:
In inches, take the L” x W” x Thickness of the area you will be covering with the Silicone Plastique®. This will give you the total cubic inches of the Silicone Plastique® layer that you are going to use to make your mold. Then multiply “total cubic inches” by .98 to find the weight in ounces of Silicone Plastique® you will need. Divide this number by 16 to calculate pounds of Silicone Plastique® required.
Example: Let’s say you need to cover an area that is 6″ long by 6″ wide and you want to apply a layer of Silicone Plastique® that is 1/4″ thick.
The calculation is as follows: 6″ x 6″ x 1/4″ = 9 cubic inches x .98 = 8.82 ounces in weight.
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