ValueGel Alginate (470)- 3 lb
470-SG alginate (Student Grade) (4 minute @ 70 degree water)
Good Alginate at a Fantastic Price
Many of our customers are looking for a good alginate. They just want to do one or two projects that fit within their small budget. These folks don't need all the fancy "bells and whistles" we build into our professional grade alginates. Because of that we've figured out how to make 470-SG alginate quite a bit less expensive to make- so we pass the savings on to you.
470-SG alginate features:
- 3 to 1 water/powder ratio (by weight)
- 4 minute set when using 70°F water
- Very smooth mix
- Snappy and firm set
- Great detail in the mold
It's true that 470-SG alginate doesn't have quite the tear strength or advanced non-slump properties of our other alginates. However, we've found that a lot of folks just don't need those for their project.
While the standard mixing ratio is 3:1, it can easily be mixed thinner than that for simple jobs like hand casting. We regularly mix it at 3.5:1 or even 4:1 and get very good results. Mixing thinner will always make an alginate take longer to set so be prepared for an extra minute or so of working time.
470-SG is for you to do a couple of hand casts or even a face cast, but don't plan to continue lifecasting afterward. Lifecasting doesn't have to be expensive. This is a very good product at a great price.
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Great product ,clear instructions, fast shipping...you guys hit a home run! Thanks!
I've only worked with alginate once before this order and it worked for what we were doing. That said, I now don't understand why alginate has been the standard in molding. it tears very easily, even with thick walled molds. detail is OK for 1 cast. every cast after the first ,degrades quickly. Bodycasting along with plaster bandages for support seems to be the only type of mold alginate is good for. small parts and tiny details get lost or "tear out up demolding the positive. In all, it has its uses but, single casting and low detail molds are about as far as you can take it.