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Moldmaking

Decorative moldmaking release from plaster mold

Moldmaking Solutions

When you need to create tough-but-flexible molds to reproduce intricate details and deliver high-quality replicas — again and again — you need Dow Consumer Solutions. Our silicone moldmaking materials are easy to use, resist tearing with repeated use, hold severe undercuts and offer:

  • Excellent natural release characteristics 
  • Good resistance to most chemicals 
  • Tailorable working times and cure rates 
  • Excellent mold release properties 
  • Variable working and demolding times

But products are only part of the equation. Let us provide you a total systems solution, tailored to meet your needs. To learn more about some of the applications below, contact us.

  • Architectural 
  • Art foundry 
  • Artistic replication
  • Food molding 
  • Industrial applications 
  • Print pads 
  • Rapid prototyping 
  • Robotic skins

Industry Applications for XIAMETER™ Brand Rubber

High Voltage/Energy Distribution

  • Electrical circuit integrity cable and safety cable
  • Specialty cable
  • Fire-resistant wire and fire-resistant cable
  • Cable accessories
  • High-voltage composite insulators
  • Ignition cables
  • General wire and cable
  • Connectors

Consumer

  • Keypads for remote controls, appliances, cell and traditional telephones, and game consoles
  • Food-contact products and applications
    • Bakeware, kitchenware and utensils
    • Food and beverage delivery systems
    • Infant and baby care products – from baby bottle nipples and sippy cups to soothers and teething rings
  • Sporting goods, swimming goggles and grips

General Rubber Fabrication

  • Extrusion, tubing and profiles
  • Molding
  • Calendering and sheeting
  • Insulating sleeving
  • Connector seals and gaskets
  • Spark plug boots
  • Wiper blades

Specialty Rubbers

For specialty rubbers meeting the most demanding performance specifications, SILASTIC™ brand from Dow Consumer Solutions has you covered. SILASTIC rubber is available to meet a wide range of industry applications, a few of which include:

  • Automotive, including constant velocity joints, engine mounts, headlamps and taillamps
  • Imaging applications, such as printers and copiers
  • Industrial equipment, such as embossing, laminating and printing rollers