Accu-Cast Alginates for LifeCasting

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Which Alginate Do I Need?

 The Least Expensive Way to do Quality LifeCasting

There are other skin safe molding materials that can work for LifeCasting, but alginate is still the Go-To. "Easy to use", "highly detailed", "baby safe", and "inexpensive" are alginates strong points. If you really need a single mold from which you can pull 3 or more castings- you'd be better off with a platinum catalyzed silicone, 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 have been giggling and laughing while using alginates for work and play for over 80 years. 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 really like watching alginate change color from pink to white (our 380-CC) and watching it change from a thick liquid to a rubbery solid. Everyone is amazed and delighted when they see their hand sculpture emerge Family Hand Castingfrom the alginate mold.

Whether you're doing a baby hand, a family hand portrait, a face, a full torso or just your foot, Accu-Cast alginates are 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

Accu-Cast alginates are non-toxic, inexpensive, easy to use and they can make highly detailed molds of just about anything. Alginate is hypo-allergenic and does not stick to skin or hair. Billions of alginate molds have been made over 75 years and it has proven to be completely safe. 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 ounces
Child Hand Casting 6 ounces
Adult Hand Casting 1 pound
Face Casting 4 ounces
Head Casting 1 pound
Half Torso Casting 12 ounces

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 have been making Accu-Cast alginates for 26 years. We've devoted our career to making our 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?

Featured Products

Accu-Cast 380-CC alginateAccu-Cast Face Casting KitAccu-Cast Genesis V alginateAccu-Cast Plaster Bandages



As always, if you have questions or problems- or would like to order by phone, please contact us by dialing (855) 773-0460 (toll-free in the US and Canada). You can also email us at

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