Special Effects

Special effects include a number of techniques and technologies used in the film making, television and theatre sectors to simulate events, places, situations and physical conditions which would otherwise be impossible to represent.

Ideal for this type of application are RTV2 silicones with the necessary thixotropic agents (added to the fluid silicones to make them  thixotropic and permit application in the vertical plane) and alginates.

Products

RTV2 silicones - base-catalyst mixing ratio (in weight) 1 :1

ZA 35-15 GLASS

ZA 22 THIXO BODY

SILSKIN10 + DEADNER

ZA 00 TRANSLUCENT

ZA 8 TRANSLUCENT

ZA 25 PUTTY FAST

ZA 45 PUTTY FAST

ZA13 MOULD WT45

HT24 WT5

HT33 TRASP

HT45 TRASP

 

Alginates - mixing ratio 2 parts water:1 part powder (in weight)

AL PR (fast setting times)

AL MT (medium setting times)

 

Pigments and accessories

White

Black

Red

Brick red

Blue

Green

Yellow

Orange

Thixo agent

 

General Characteristics

Thanks to their high fluidity, Zhermack silicones can be used to make any type of detail or special effect.

ZA 22 THIXO BODY silicones and AL PR and  MT alginates are certified for contact with the skin. Documentation is available on request.

 

Advantages

Exact duplication of details and versatility in terms of hardness make Zhermack silicones and alginates ideal for the creation of special effects. In addition, the thixotropic effect prevents the products from dripping, making them suitable for application on vertical surfaces. Zhermack products for this type of application guarantee high resistance to laceration, dimensional stability over time and high malleability of the hardened rubber.

 

Tips

For correct use and to obtain the final product characteristics, use poly-addition silicones at a ratio of 1:1 (in weight). The application surface must be perfectly clean. Once the products have been poured, the components should be mixed vigorously for about 60" until a homogeneous compound is obtained. The product should then be poured from a recommended height of about 30 cm. The products tested for skin contact can be poured on to and modelled directly on the body.

With the alginates on the other hand, gelling is obtained with a ratio of 2 parts water:1 part powder (in weight).

Store the product at a temperature between 5°/25°C. Close the bottles of silicone and bags of alginate tightly after use.

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