Alginates are affordable, easy-to-use materials that have a vast range of practical, real-world applications. These types of materials are commonly used in creating lifecasts or prosthetics.
Lifecasting of alginates is often used in police departments to reproduce fingerprints or in hospitals and medical schools to develop medical training aids. They are also well-suited to creating models for museum installations or for creating realistic-looking props for movies, television, and stage productions. The possible uses for alginates in professional settings are virtually unlimited, making this material a great choice for a variety of industries.
DIY hobbyists can make use of alginates as well. For example, you might wish to create a lifecast of your baby's feet or your pregnant belly to help preserve these precious memories. In general, these moulds are typically only suitable for a single use. If you are planning to reuse the mould, you should consider using silicones instead.
Our team is always more than happy to help with all your plastic material needs, including alginates. We'll take the time to answer all of your questions about proper use and material selection. We'll ensure you are getting just what you need for your unique application, so don't be shy about getting in touch for assistance.