Chicago Latex Products

Division of

Spartan Adhesives & Coatings Co.

 

Compounders of Natural and Synthetic Latex for over 50 Years

 

Manufacturer of Latex for:

        Casting

        Mold Making

        Coatings

        Adhesives

 

Natural or Neoprene Casting Latex for:

        Dolls

        Puppets

        Figurines

        Displays

Simple, easy to use, nontoxic, one-part latex products for the creative design artist.

Our products are used by world-wide famous artisans in all fields of display and design. They are used in productions and reproductions for museum exhibits; taxidermy process displays; doll, mannequin, puppet making, figurine production; statuary; cinema and theater sets and props, or any application requiring duplication.

CASTING COMPOUNDS

Chicago Latex Neoprene Casting Compounds #501, #521 and #613:

These neoprene casting materials come ready to pour into a clean plaster mold, allowed to stand 1 to 5 hours, then the slurry or slip is poured out of the plaster mold. This excess is reusable. The lining or casting that builds up on the walls of the plaster mold is allowed to dry overnight then removed for further drying, 2 to 3 days preferably before sanding and painting.

#501 - Rigid casting material

#521 - Semi-rigid casting material

#613 - Flexible casting material.

Chicago Latex Natural Latex Casting Compound #563:

This latex casting material comes ready to pour into a clean plaster mold, allowed to stand 1 to 5 hours, and then the slurry or slip is poured out of the plaster mold. This excess is reusable. The lining or casting that builds up on the walls of the plaster mold is allowed to dry overnight, and then removed for further drying, 2 to 3 days preferably, before sanding and painting.

The finished casting is very durable and can be used for mannequins, puppets, window displays, wall decorations, etc.

#563 - Very flexible casting compound.

MOLD COMPOUND

Chicago Latex Heavy Brush-On Latex for Flexible Molds #623

Flexible molds are made by brushing on successive coats of latex until the desired thickness is attained - 1/8 inch approximately in 12 coats; 1/4 inch in about 20 coats. The thickness will be governed by how heavily each coat is applied. The thicker the latex is brushed on, the longer each coat will take to dry. An electric fan placed 4 to 5 feet away from the model will hasten the drying time.

It is best to brush the last coat of the day a little heavier so that the latex will take longer to dry, therefore keeping this coat from getting too dry so that the next coat applied in the morning will adhere.

When the mold is completed (12 to 20 coats depending on how thick you wish to make it), a plaster shell is constructed around the outside to act as a cradle, or mother mold, to support the rubber mold while pouring plaster, etc. into it.

After the latex mold is completed, allow it to dry for 7 days at room temperature, or place it in a 120F. oven or drying room for 24 hours. When thoroughly dry, make the plaster shell.

#623 is 62% solids and can be used for plaster, polyurethane, polyester, and other plastic type materials.

Current Pricing

MOLD COMPOUND

55-GAL DRUMS

5-GAL PAILS

1-GAL PAILS

623

$29.25 / gal

$84.25 / gal

$94.25 / gal

 

 

 

 

NEOPRENE CASTING COMPOUNDS

 

 

 

501

$29.25 / gal

$79.95 / gal

$89.95 / gal

521

$29.25 / gal

$79.95 / gal

$89.95 / gal

613

$29.25 / gal

$79.95 / gal

$89.95 / gal

 

 

 

 

NATURAL-BASED CASTING COMPOUNDS

 

 

 

563

$29.75 / gal

$84.25 / gal

$94.25 / gal

 

 

 

 

MOLD RELEASE FOR COMPOUNDS

 

 

 

Mold Release

N/A

$32.75 / gal

$37.75 / gal

 

 

FREE DELIVERY!

 

 

 

HOW TO USE LATEX CASTING COMPOUNDS

AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!!!

1.    Pour the liquid latex casting compound into CLEAN, DRY, PLASTER MOLD, The Chicago Latex Liquid Casting Compound requires no on site compounding. Just stir lightly, and start to use. Allow to set in the mold approximately 1 to 5 hours for desired build-up. The liquid level may drop due to absorption. This is normal, just top it off with additional casting compound if necessary.

2.    After the allotted time, pour off the casting compound. This can be poured back into the container and can be used again (provided it has not been contaminated). Allow for the mold to drain and dry overnight, or about 12 to 14 hours.

3.    When the casting compound is dry, it can be removed from the mold. This must be done carefully in order not to rip the rubber casting. (If the mold has many detailed undercuts, a mold release is available to be used in conjunction with these products.) Allow the casting to stand for 4 to 6 days for curing. Then it is ready to receive the finishing work.

E-mail or Fax Orders are appreciated.

Email Address: spartan@mc.net

Fax #: 815-459-8560

Visa or MasterCard accepted.

 

 

 

Chicago Latex Products

Division of:

Spartan Adhesives & Coatings Co.

P.O. Box 395

Crystal Lake, IL 60039

 

Phone #: 815-459-9680

Fax # 815-459-8560

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: July 29, 2011

 


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