ATTENTION: Polytek will be closing at 12pm (EST) on Wednesday, March 21 due to inclement weather. 

PlatSil Gels for PropMaking
Backfilling PlatSil® Gel-OO Skin with Flexible Foam
If you’re using silicone to create props, it may make more sense to create a silicone skin backfilled with foam instead of a solid silicone part.
Mold Making Tutorial: Silicone Mold of Clay Sculpture
John Cannon of The Whimsical Gardens brought his clay sculpture to our facility to make a mold of the figure and then reproduce it in plastic on a rotational casting machine.
Tek-Tip: Tools & Techniques for Cutting Rubber Molds
Some rubber molds require one or multiple cuts in order to remove the original model and subsequent castings.
Painting with PlatSil Gel-10
Tek-Tip: Painting with PlatSil® Gel-10 & Silicone Pigments
Painting directly onto silicone can be challenging as there are not many paint materials that adhere well to silicone or stay in place when it stretches.
Mold Rubbers for Concrete Countertops
Mold Making Tutorial: Old-Growth Cypress Concrete TableTop
We recently visited SureCrete Design Products, a decorative and specialty concrete manufacturer, at their headquarters in Dade City, FL.
Mold Making: Poured Blanket Mold vs. Poured Block Mold
In this article, we will demonstrate two different mold making methods using the same plastic lion head model [pictured below] and the same silicone mold rubber.
Creating Permanent Masters for Mold Making
This article focuses on how to make hard rubber or plastic copies of original masters
Tek-Tip: How Cold Weather Affects Polytek® Products
With temperatures dropping across the country, we would like to address how cold temperatures affect the following Polytek products:
Tutorial: Silicone Blanket Mold with Foam Mold Shell
This tutorial features the making of a poured blanket mold with foam mold shell.
Tutorial: Brush-On Rubber Mold of Decorative Architectural Element
The following tutorial features the making of a one-piece, brush-on Polygel® 35 polyurethane rubber mold and a two-piece Poly 1512X Liquid Plastic mold shell.