Accu-Cast Alginates for LifeCasting

Accu-Cast Alginates
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The Least Expensive Way to do Quality LifeCasting

There are other skin safe molding materials that can work for lifecasting, but Accu-Cast alginates are still the "GO-TO". Our alginates are "Easy to Use", "Highly Detailed", "Baby Safe", and "Inexpensive". If your project really needs a single mold from which you can pull 3 or more castings- platinum catalyzed silicone might be a better option, but be prepared to pay about 10 times as much as you'd pay for our alginates.

This is Seriously Fun Stuff

LifeCasting is fun for the familyAmateurs and professionals giggle and laugh while using alginates for work and play. Dunking your hands into a gooey alginate mix or wiping it onto someone's face almost always forces everyone in the room to crack up. It never seems to get old.

Children watch with amazement when our alginate change color from pink to white (our 380-CC). Watch their eyes when  the alginate changes from a thick liquid to a rubbery solid, and everyone says "WOW" when they see their hand sculpture emerge from the alginate mold.

When you do a baby hand cast, a family hand portrait, a face, a full torso or just your foot, Accu-Cast alginates give you the most economical and most fun way to go. The sculptures you produce can last for generations- an heirloom that never loses its fascination.

Accu-Cast Alginates are SAFE

Accu-Cast alginates are non-toxic, inexpensive, easy to use and they make highly detailed molds of just about anything. Alginate is hypo-allergenic and will not stick to skin or hair. Dentists made billions of alginate molds over the past 75 years and it has proven to be completely safe. Our formulas contain no lead, cadmium, arsenic or other heavy metals and are made of all food or pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Dentists, taxidermists, lifecasters, special effects makeup artists, prosthetists, occularists, etc.


It takes much less alginate than most people imagine. The following table shows average alginate use for several popular projects.

  Alginate Required
Baby Hand Casting 3.5 ounces     (0.22 lb, 0.1 kg)
Child Hand Casting 6 ounces         (.375 lb, .17 kg) 
Adult Hand Casting 1 pound           (0.45 kg)
Face Casting 4 ounces         (0.25 lb, 0.11 kg)
Head Casting 1 pound           (0.45 kg)
Half Torso Casting 12 ounces       (0.75 lb, 0.34 kg)

The only other comparable molding material used for LifeCasting is platinum catalyzed silicone and it is about 10 times as expensive per pound.

"We are now using Accu-Cast alginates in our Special Effects school here at Douglas Education Center (Tom Savini program). It is the best alginate that is currently on the market. The Genesis-V is thick, creamy and easy to apply with very little sagging and basically no air bubbles. Other alginates that we tried would tear easily, but Accu-Cast is very strong." -Douglas Education Center, Monessen, PA

Accu-Cast is an authority on alginate.

Chris & Lucinda Baker make Accu-Cast alginates in the US and have done so for 27 years. We've devoted our career to making alginates that DO what our customers WANT them to do. Because there are so many types of alginate projects, we make more different alginate formulas than ANYONE- and we have what you're looking for.

"Thank you guys for the exceptional service, from the time I phoned (in a panic to find prosthetic cream in time for my class) to actually receiving the package with special shipping.  Everything was just as I needed.  I will definitely be buying from you in the future and telling my friends to check you out!"  -Lynn Kaplan

Help me decide

If you're not familiar with Accu-Cast alginates, we'd like to help. This GUIDE will help you decide which of our many formulas will be best for your project. We're also here to help you via phone or email. We want you to be successful because "happy customers are repeat customers".

What is Alginate?

If you're not sure what alginate IS, we explain it all right here: What the HECK is alginate anyway?

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