Latex rubber is a natural product extracted from the Hevea Brasiliensis tree. After processing, it offers high elongation and tear strength properties that can be used for a wide range of industrial & commercial applications, including stone veneer manufacturing, statuary reproduction, mask making, special effects, and much more.
Every Polytek® latex formulation is designed with a specific mold making or casting application in mind; properties like solid content, viscosity, release qualities and color vary to provide the best results for the end user.
Learn more about our Latex Mold Rubbers (for Mold Making) and Mask Making Latex Rubber (for Casting) lines below:
Latex Mold Rubbers are most often used to make molds for casting concrete (e.g., veneer stone manufacturing and statuary), plaster and limited casting with some resins. These latex products offer excellent tear strength and elongation properties and are available in 58-62% solid content and 70-74% solid content options.
Mask Making Latex Rubber is designed to be poured into a dry, unsealed Gypsum plaster mold and air dries to form a high-strength, flexible casting. Natural latex rubber is one of the most popular materials for making novelty Halloween masks, prosthetic appliances, haunted attraction props, and animatronic skins. Unlike some other casting materials, these formulations can be used to create hollow castings without rotational molding.