BabyGel (380) Alginate

BabyGel (380-CC) Alginate   

(3 minute set w/ 80 Degree water)

Color changing alginates are much more than just a gimmick. Our 380-CC alginate sets in about 3 minutes when using 80°F water but it Color-changing formula for baby and child hand casting from Accu-Cast. 

Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting

This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much better to work with body temperature alginate so the baby isn't as aware of what you're doing. We have found that starting with 95°F water is ideal because by the time you've mixed the alginate and put the baby's hand in, it has cooled to about 92°F- which is baby skin temperature. Baby's that are asleep at the beginning of the procedure never wake up during the molding process and those that ARE awake are much easier to distract with "coo-coo's" or shiny objects like keys.

No, Color Changing is Not a Gimmick

The other advantage of using BabyGel (380-CC) alginate is the color-changing feature. When it is first mixed with water the 380-CC turns bright bubble-gum pink. This pink color slowly fades to white. When it has turned white, you know that it is time to insert the baby's hand because the alginate is about to set. No stop watches, no panic- 380's internal clock lets you know exactly where you are the whole time.

Of course, BabyGel (380-CC) alginate is also terrific for small to medium sized hand casts with adults and/or children. The 3 minute setting time can be extended to about 4 minutes if you use 70°F water, but if you think you need more time, we would suggest our 570-PGV alginate, which sets in 5 minutes. Same great "thinnish" mix consistency- ideal for bucket molds, but 570 sets in 5 minutes when using 70°F water. This is the alginate we put into our Adult Hand Casting Kit.

This is the alginate we put in our Baby Hand Casting Kit and Child Hand Casting Kit.

Available in 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50 and 100 pound orders. For larger orders, please contact us.

How Much Alginate Do I Need?

Alginate Mixing Techniques

Our other "bucket mold" alginate is 570-PGV.

 

  • This 1 pound bag of 380-CC color-changing alginate is enough to to 5 baby hand castings or up to 3 child hand casting. 3 minute set using 80°F water and faster setting if you use warmer water. Smooth, creamy and snap setting.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 1 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 1lb This is a 1-pound bag of 380-CC alginate. It is also available through AMAZON. Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in...

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  • This 2.5 pound bag of 380-CC alginate is enough for up to 12 baby hand castings. The color-changing formula lets you know how long it will be before the alginate sets. Very clever.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 2.5 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 2.5 lb Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much...

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  • The 5 pound bag of 380-CC Alginate is enough to do 25 Baby Hand Castings. It is double bagged- inner bag is twist tied and outer bag is heat sealed. Shelf life of this product is at least 3 years in a tightly sealed bag.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 5 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 5 lb Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much...

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  • 380-CC is our fast setting color-changing alginate designed primarily for hand casting- especially babies and child hands. Double bagged with the inner bag twist tied and the outer bag heat sealed.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 10 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 10 lb Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much...

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  • 380-CC is our fast setting color-changing alginate designed primarily for hand casting- especially babies and child hands. Double bagged with the inner bag twist tied and the outer bag heat sealed.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 25 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 25 lb Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much...

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  • A 50-pound order of alginate ships as two 25-pound bags, two to a box. Alginate is double bagged, both twist tied. Shelf life is at least 3 years.

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 50 lb

    BabyGel Alginate (380-CC)- 50 lb Color-changing formula for baby hand casting from Accu-Cast.  Water Temperature is Key for Baby Hand Casting This alginate will set in 3 minutes when using 80°F water, but when working with infants it is much...

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