We love casting your silicone rubber molds -- here's why . . .
Fun to cast . . .
Working with silicone molds is so easy. There are no 'on' or 'off' switches, they are always ready to work, they don't complain -- not even about the weather, and they do their work very well. All they ask is for a little TLC which is on the page.
Can be used for Hot and Cold Mix . . .
Silicone molds may used for both hot or cold process soap making. Your molds can withstand temperatures up to 350° F. For rapid cooling, the molds may be placed in a refrigerating unit or a freezer for a short time.
Silicone molds do not take on scents or colors . . .
Silicone rubber does not take on any scents, perfumes, or any oils you may use in your exclusive soap formula. You can use the same silicone production molds to cast all you different soap formulae. As well, you may use the same silicone mold to manufacture wax products, bath fizzles, hard lotion bars, and pumice bars. In these cases, your formula would start as a liquid slurry that would solidify to a harden state.
Flexible yet durable . . .
Our silicone molds are flexible yet durable. The molds will but not stretch out of shape over time. This silicone has a memory to return the mold to its original shape. Our silicone molds do not have an expiry date, meaning you will not need to replace your molds over a very long period of time or use.
Flexibility in numbers and controlling exact soap bar weight each time. . .
Silicone molds can be created in 6-, 8-, or 12-cavity molds. The number of cavities will produce that number of soap bars in a single. Using cavity molds each time you cast a soap batch gives you control over the exact weight of the soap bar. And each time you cast, cavity molds give you a uniform consistency of your name or logo.
What we don't do . . .
We do not make hot vacuum-formed sheet plastic molds. The sheet molds have a lot of problems for soap makers, and for these reasons we decided very early to produce a high-quality soap mold which will last for many years.
We do not use polyurethane RTV rubber to make your production molds. The finished soap bars will stick tenaciously to the polyurethane rubber and because of the sticking, the mold soon builds up soap scale. The silicone rubber will give a clean release thus eliminating soap scale build up.
Tricks of the trade . . .
To begin casting, we suggest placing your silicone on a separate thick board, making sure it is level by using a level. Fill each mold cavity starting in a corner and continue filling until all twelve cavities are filled. Once the mold is filled you now have the time to work on other aspects of growing your business like marketing and sales.
To de-mold, we suggest placing a thick board over top of the mold and flipping the bottom board and top board together. Once the mold is upside down, simply lift the mold, separating each soap bar as it releases from the mold and leaving them on the tray.
The rubber we use is an industrial-strength silicone manufactured in North America to meet all Free Trade Agreements and Tariffs.