BodyGel (880) Alginate

BodyGel (880) Alginate

Pregnant Belly Casting with Accu-Cast 880 alginateThis is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. BodyGel (880) Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and shrinks MUCH slower than normal alginates.  Our active R&D department has really come up with a great product here. Try it for your next big project.

Accu-Cast's BodyGel 880 Alginate

BodyGel (8 minute @ 80 degree water) is a long setting alginate designed for layup molds like heads, half torsos and full torsos. The low slump property makes it much easier to apply than common alginates while reducing waste- making it much more economical than traditional formulas.

Remember:  "880" = setting in 8 minutes when using 80°F water. Blue. 

880 was one of our oldest formulas. Early this year, we used some of the new things we've learned about alginate to significantly improve it. It's so much better that it deserved to have a new name. BodyGel (880) still sets in 8 minutes when using 80°F water. Its still recommended for large layup molds, and it still captures an amazing amount of detail in the mold which transfers directly to the casting.

Smooth & Creamy

The BodyGel 880-B Alginate mixes smoother and more creamy than the old formula. It has a thickness that allows it to applied easily but it resists running better than before. When the old 880 was nearing its final set, continuing to "work" the alginate produced bumps and lumps on the outer alginate surface and the new BodyGel Alginate formula does not. These bumps too often caused small dips and depressions on the final cast. This was due primarily to operators who "stretched" the plaster bandages tightly across the alginate surface, but still fewer bumps are better.

The BodyGel (880) formula sets more "snappily" than before which means you have a little more "working time" with it.

Firm & Flexible

The BodyGel (880) formula sets firmer (harder) and yet its "flexibility before breaking" and "tear strength" are both significantly higher than before. This means it can be applied thinner than most alginates. This is great because it saves you money and because the lighter load of alginate pulls downward on the skin less than thicker applications of alginate. Less gravity-distortion.

For Portioning and Mixing instructions, please click HERE.

  • BodyGel Alginate (880)- 1 lb

    BodyGel Alginate (880)- 1 lb

    This is a 1-Pound bag of 880-B alginate.  This is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. 880-B Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and shrinks MUCH slower...

    $10.95
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  • Accu-Cast alginates are double bagged. The inner bag is twist tied and the outer bag is heat sealed. Store product at room temperature or below in a tightly sealed bag for best shelf life.

    BodyGel Alginate (880)- 2.5 lb

    This is a 2.5 pound bag of 880-B alginate. This is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. 880-B Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and shrinks MUCH slower...

    $24.85
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  • BodyGel (880) Alginate- 5 lb

    BodyGel (880) Alginate- 5 lb

    This is a 5-Pound bag of 880-B alginate.  This is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. 880-B Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and shrinks MUCH slower...

    $45.50
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  • BodyGel Alginate (880)- 10 lb

    BodyGel Alginate (880)- 10 lb

    This is a 10-Pound bag of 880-B alginate.  This is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. 880-B Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and shrinks MUCH slower...

    $86.30
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  • 880-B Alginate for Body Casting. Extra thick formula makes it easy to apply. Very little is wasted by dripping off the model to the floor. Economical. 8 minute set when using 80°F water.

    BodyGel Alginate (880)- 25 lb

    This is a 25 pound bag of 880-B alginate. 880-B is used for larger lifecasting jobs like heads, torsos and whole bodies. It is ideal for layup type molds because it mixes thick and stays where you put it, not dripping off the model to the floor. For...

    $206.75
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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.

    BodyGel Alginate (880)- 50 lb

    This is a 50-Pound order of 880-B alginate. It will arrive as 2 25# bags. This is Accu-Cast's new and improved 880 formula. 880-B Alginate is smoother, creamier, snappier, thicker and sets more firmly than its predecessor. It also loses water and...

    $404.40
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