Plastique Culinair - FDA approved malleable silicones
The Silicone Plastique Culinair is a 2 component (poly-addition) silicone. When kneaded and cured at room temperature it creates a flexible rubber. Silicones are very easy to mix by hand. After one hour the silicones is ready to use.
Silicone Plastique Culinary (after hardening) resistant to temperatures from -40ºC to +200ºC (Up to 280°C for short periods of time) and is suitable for making molds serving foods.
Caution: Never let the mold come into direct contact with the heating element.
- Easy to process. Kneadable
- Fair resistance to acid / aggressive substances
- After curing, suitable for food contact (FDA).
- Low shrinkage (<0.1%)
- Mixing ratio: A:B = 1:1
- Working time at 20°C: 10-15 minutes
- De-mould time at 20°C: 1-2 hours
- Full strength after: 1 day
- Hardness: shore A 40
- Colour: green
Note: Pot life / de-mould time is highly dependent on temperature! At a higher temperature, the processing time and de-mould time are shorter.
The Silicone Plastique Culinary can easily be mixed by (clean) hand. Knead the A and B component carefully and in the specified ratio (1 A and 1 part B) together. The Plastique Culinary should be processed within the processing time of 10 minutes. De-mould only after the specified de-moulding time. Since your mold might come into contact with foodstuffs, we recommend post curing the mold for 60 minutes in an oven at 80ºC to 100ºC. This is meant to release all remaining gasses in the product. Wash the mold clean with detergent and dry it well. The mold is now ready for use.
Please note: This is an addition curing silicone. This type of silicones may experience cure inhibition when coming into contact with sulfer, nitrogen, amino groups and metl salts. If you are not certain that the products you use (including gloves, spatulas and cups) contain these ingredients, please do a little test first! These components are often found in many latex gloves, some platicines, glues, laquers, condensation curing silicones, silicone caulk, natural rubbers and 3D printing materials (mainly stereolithography).
Provided that the silicone is in closed container and stored in a cool and frost-free place, the shelf life is at least 1 year.
The hardened mixture meets the FDA requirements if proper procedure has been followed. If you work with silicone frequently or in large amounts we recommend the use of gloves and to work in a well ventilated area. For safety information see the safety data sheet.
Product information sheet Plastique Culinair