(5 minute set w/ 70 degree water)
HandGel (570) alginate is our slowest setting "bucket mold" alginate designed for larger hand casting jobs or for novice lifecasters who just need a little more time. This is the alginate that we include in our Adult Hand Casting Kit. Great mixing, working and setting properties as well as wonderful detail in the mold make this ideal for hand casting.
We've done a single casting with as many as 12 hands in it at once with HandGel (570) alginate.
Our R&D department has been busy and HandGel alginate has been recently reformulated to lose water MUCH slower than in the past. This new technology makes it possible to wait up to one hour to pour your casting. This is really big news for alginates.
HandGel Alginate also mixes much smoother and more pourable. It flows smoothly around the hand and captures incredible detail. You really should give it a try.
Also similar to our ValueGel (470) "Student Grade" alginate, which you can purchase right now for a really, really good price.