Simple-PlasticWe are thrilled to introduce Simple-Plastic to the home inventor and hobbyist! Simple-Plastic is a low melting temperature, hand-moldable, reusable thermoplastic that has an endless number of uses, including mechanical prototypes/parts, arts/crafts/RC hobbies, industrial applications, and home repair!
Low melting temperatureSimple-Plastic pellets will begin to melt and change form at between 138 and 160 degrees Fahrenheit. There are a few different methods you can use to heat them to the proper temperature:
- Place them in hot water (138-160 F) on a stovetop, microwave, or double-boiler for about two minutes. If desired, add a couple drops of cooking oil to help prevent sticking.
- Heat the pellets with a heat gun or hair blow dryer.
- Place them inside an oven or electric skillet/griddle.
Hand-moldableCarefully (plastic is hot!) remove the plastic from the hot water or heating element using tongs, a spoon, or wooden stick. Wait a few seconds for the material to cool, wet your hands, and begin kneading the plastic to work out the excess moisture and ensure the pellets have fused together evenly. Simple-Plastic will remain molten and hand-workable for about five minutes. You can add color pigments while you work the plastic; this is best done over a heated plate or platform. While it is being worked, Simple-Plastic has a slightly rubbery, warm clay consistency. Press it into a mold, sculpt it by hand, or use it as a mold against another part.
ReusablePlace the molded part into cold water to set it quickly, or let it harden in a few minutes at room temperature. Once hardened, it is extremely strong and tough. If you need to rework it, simply melt it again and start over!
Your finished Simple-Plastic part is strong, durable, paintable and machinable!
ApplicationsSimple-Plastic is non-toxic, biodegradable, and lightweight. And with its resistance to water, oil, chlorine, and solvents, its potential applications are endless!
|Molds for Parts
|| Candle Molds
|| Home Repair
| Custom Tools
|| Scenery for Models/Aquariums
|| Toys/RC Hobbies
Children using this product should be supervised by a responsible adult.