Alginate Selection Made Simple
What type of project do you have in mind? We offer a lot of different formulas because every type of project has an ideal set of working and setting time properties. Remember, the numbers in the product names have meaning: 380 means a 3 minute set with 80°F water.
DentalGel (270) 2 minute set w/70°F water, BabyGel (380) 3 minute set w/80°F water, BucketGel (390) 3 minute set w/90°F water, HandGel (570) 5 minute set w/70°F water, FaceGel (590) 5 minute set w/90°F water, BodyGel (880) 8 minute set w/80°F water, ValueGel (470) 4 minute set w/70°F water.
If you're a beginner always err on the side of having MORE working time than you think you need. Its always better to have a little extra time than not quite enough. Warmer water and warmer air temperatures will speed up the setting time of alginates, whereas cooler will slow them down. For more information about alginates, see ALL ABOUT ALGINATE and FAQ. If you still have questions, please Contact Us