Architectural Molding

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Picture of the inside of a bathroom with old style "faux stones" with an indian style statue.

 

 

New technologies for recreating the past

Architectural molding is the art of manufacturing construction elements that resemble high value materials, such as stone or marble, using concrete or gypsum. Single stones or entire facades can be replicated simply by casting a concrete formulation into a silicone mold. This means that architects and art restorers can recreate a multitude of "faux stones", from antique to rusticated and patinated stones, realistically and cost-effectively.

The Bluesil® RTV-2 range has been specifically designed to replicate stones and other construction materials, producing outstanding fidelity for every detail, including veins and surface texture. The various grades of architectural molding silicones enable builders to replicate accurately the look while providing excellent resistance against casting materials.

  • Ease of processing

  • Resin resistant increasing the number of castings

  • Low linear shrinkage for greater accuracy

  • Easy release of shapes, including for large pieces

  • High compatibility with water-rich casting materials such as gypsum

  • Increased compatibility with high performance concrete.

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Mold MakingClose on the head of a statue for which the molding process used silicone.Silicone is used in a wide variety of industries to mold plastics, composites, rubber, metals, concrete and other materials.Mold Makinghttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Mold-making.aspx
Release AgentsA tablecloth with maple sirop drops staying on the surface thanks to silicone release agents.Silicone release agents are used in many industries, from food processing to industrial production, via medical devices and home cooking products.Release Agentshttps://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/Market_And_Application/Pages/Release-Agents.aspx

 

 

 

 

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Lost wax molding technique using silicone in one of Pietrasanta's bronze foundry.https://silicones.elkem.com/EN/Our_offer/KEC/Pages/SuccessStories/Ditta-Mancini-Agnese,-art-foundry-processing-specialist.aspxDitta Mancini AgnesePietrasanta, in the Italian region of Tuscany, is renowned for its sculptors and skilled bronze foundries, using silicones for lost-wax molding.