& Appliances With Slacker™
Slacker is a versatile
one-component silicone modifier for platinum silicones (Dragon
Skin or Ecoflex) that allows the user to attain a variety of
tactile effects. Applications includ creating a variety of special
effects, creating Halloween masks, etc.
Can You Do With Slacker?
A. Slacker will soften and alter
the "feel" of the cured silicone. The user can vary the amount of
Slacker added to the silicone mix to better simulate the feel of
human skin (depending on the users' interpretation of what human
skin feels like).
B. When added in high percentages
to Dragon Skin (for example 1A:1B:3 Parts Slacker), the silicone
becomes a "gel" which can be used to produce a gel filled special
effects appliance or a medical cushioning appliance / device. We
recommend testing the stability of the gel for your application.
C. Tackifier/adhesion promoter.
When added to Dragon Skin (1:1:2 and higher), Slacker will cure to
a tacky consistency that can be used to make a self sticking mask
To give you an idea of you can
expect by varying the amount of Slacker added to Dragon Skin, we
offer the following.
Dragon Skin + Slacker™
|1A:1B: 1 Part
||Soft, skin-like silicone.
Has about the same feel as Ecoflex 0030 with less snap.
1A:1B: 2 Parts Slacker
||Much softer than
the above, with a tacky surface.
||Gel-like consistency. Not
easily handled and we recommend that the gel be contained in a
membrane made of Dragon Skin or Ecoflex.
Other Things You Need To Know
About Slacker:As the above chart indicates, Slacker will
produce a tacky surface when mixed at a ratio higher than 1A: 1B :
1 Part Slacker. If you prefer a dry surface, you can powder the
surface with talc.
When making a self-sticking
appliance, it is recommended that a membrane be used on the top
surface of the appliance that will feather out to the edge of the
casting. It is recommended that a 1/8 inch section of membrane
extend all the way around the appliance Brush membrane material
into top section of the appliance mold. When tacky, pour in Dragon
skin / Slacker mixture (1A:1B:2Slacker) into mold. Squeeze
together and let cure. Press appliance onto skin and glue edges
down with Skin Tite™ silicone adhesive.