- Chromatic Alginate
Chromatic Alginate is a flexible impression material, suitable for hand application onto skin. Alginate quickly produces a single-use mould, and is typically used for baby hand and feet casting work.
Chromatic alginate is capable of producing fine detail down to creases in hands and finger nails and other minute parts.
It is easy to use because it changes colour at each stage of the process giving you visible notice of how much time is left to do each stage, from mixing, to applying, to setting. Purple is the mixing stage, Pink when the Alginate is ready for applying/moulding and White shows it is fully set.
As a guide, one 454g pack is sufficient to mould two adult hands in full.
Chromatic Alginate is stocked in 2 setting times;
Working Time: 3mins 10secs
Setting Time: 3mins 45 secs
Working Time: 1min
Setting Time: 1min 45secs