Jesmonite

Jesmonite casting material has become very popular since it was first created in the 1980's artists, sculptures and manufacturers alike continue to find ways to put its many properties to good use. For example, the versatility of the product makes it one of the most popular choices when casting. Jesmonite is capable of mimicking many textures such as wood, fabric or stone, and has been used for many differing applications including film sets and architecture.

You can use a wide variety of colour pigments and metal powders to gain the finish you want making Jesmonnite an easy choice to replicate material finishes, plus it is a much lighter material than cast concrete and some other casting solutions.

Jesmonite is available in a number of different product groups depending on required application.

Jesmonite AC 100 is a water based composite material with no solvents or VOC's, the product can be used for castings and carving, it can also be used as a mould casing when applied to Quadaxial glassfibre matting.

Jesmonite AC 300 is similar to AC 100 but has a lower acrylic resin content. This makes the product a little cheaper and more suited to larger casts, especially when laminated with Quadaxial matting. AC 300 can be using for mould casings in a lot of ways it is a better choice than AC 100 for this task the product is slightly lighter in consistency.

Quadaxial glassfibre matting was a product developed by Jesmonite specifically to use with Jesmonite resins, ultra lightweight, yet extremely durable, the lay-up of the fibres makes the product ideal for casting lamination but more especially for mould casings. Mould casings are both structurally stiff and incredibly lightweight, when using Jesmonite there are no solvents, or pungent fumes to deal with.

Jesmonite recommend wearing a mask when mixing and handling the powder materials and here at Tiranti always recommend that you use plaster traps in your drainage system to prevent the product entering the watercourse , mainly to prevent blockages from the material if it sets in the pipework.

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