BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate - 5KG
BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate is exactly what you need for making highly detailed impressions of body parts, such as hands and feets. Once complete, your alginate impressions can be used as moulds and filled with plaster to create lifelike cast.
Supplied in 500g heat-sealed bags to keep it in tip top condition until you are ready to use it. Each bag is clearly marked with a best before date and has a shelf life of around 20 months.
Most UK suppliers provide alginate in 450g bags, with our 500g bags, BabyRice gives you more value for money.
Chromatic simply means colour-changing. BabyRice alginate powder goes through a three-stage colour changing process:
It starts life as a white powder
When mixed with water it turns into a pink paste or gel
Once it’s set, the alginate will turn white again
Occasionally, BabyRice alginate powder starts life as a pink powder that turns into a white paste and goes pink again once set. This is rare and does not affect the performance of the alginate.
How quickly does it set?
The working and setting times depends of BabyRice Alginate depends on the temperature of the water, putting you in control of the process. When mixed with water at 30 degrees celsius, BabyRice alginate has a working time of approximately 2 minutes. This is the ideal temperature for baby casting baby's limbs as their hands and feet need not be in the mixture for too long.
This working time can be extended by reducing the temperature of the water used to mix the alginate. If you need to speed up the setting time, simply increase the temperature of the water. Full instructions are provided with every order.
Alginate's main ingredient is kelp, a form of seaweed, so it’s completely safe to use on your skin! All BabyRice alginate is “dental grade”, meaning it can be used by dentists to make moulds in people's mouths. What’s more, our alginate conforms to British Safety Standards BS 4269 Pt.2:1991 and ISO 1563:1990.
Want to make a cast?
BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate can be used to create highly detailed impression moulds. In order to create a cast, you will need to pour casting plaster into your mould. You can purchase this from our Casting Refills page.
What is it suitable for?
BabyRice Skin Safe Alginate is suitable for a wide range of uses, including: mould making for dental work; life casting for hobbyists, artists, medical professionals and special effects professionals.
New parents use our alginate to make hand and footprint impressions of their newborn babies.
Medical professionals use our alginate to make moulds of limbs when developing new prosthetics.
Professional artists use our alginate to cast body parts when creating sculptures.
Special effects studios and make-up artists use our alginate to create highly detailed moulds of actors' faces, hands and feet.
Dentists use our alginate to make moulds of patients mouths.
Pet owners and veterinarians use our alginate to make 3D replicas of pets paws.
Funeral directors and hospices use our alginate to cast limbs of family members to create lasting memorials of loved ones.