"We love casting your silicone rubber molds" . . . here's why . . .
They're fun to cast
Working with silicone molds is so easy and convenient. Your molds are always ready to work There are no 'ON' or 'OFF' switches, there are no beeping noises when their are done. They don't complain -- not even about the weather, and they do their job very well. From time to time, all they ask for is a little TLC which is on the next page.
Our silicone molds can be used for hot or cold soap formulas
Our silicone molds may used for both hot or cold process soap formulas. Our molds can withstand temperatures up to 350° F. and for rapid cooling, our molds may be placed in cooling units. Our can be placed in a freezer for a short time as well.
Our silicone molds do not take on scents or colors you may use
Our silicone molds do not take on any scents, oils, or perfume that you may use in your exclusive soap formula. You can use these same silicone production molds to cast all your different soap formulas. 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 and then solidify to a harden state.
Our silicone molds flexible, soft, yet durable
Our silicone molds can be twisted, stretched, pulled, and pushed and they will not lose their shape. Our silicone rubber has a memory to return the mold to its original shape. Our silicone molds do not have an expiry date, meaning that you will not need to replace your molds. Our silicone molds are unlike the plastic sheet molds which require constant replacing due to tearing, shredding, warping and so on.
Every cast has the exact soap bar weight
Our silicone molds can be created as 6-, 8-, or 12-cavity molds, although we recommend creating a 12-cavity mold. The number of cavities in the mold will produce that number of soap bars in a single cast. Your mold will give you complete control over the exact weight and dimensions of your soap bar. There is no need to be concern about the correct weight and size as with hand-cut soap bars. And each time you cast, your cavity molds give you a uniform consistency of your name or logo.
What we don't do .
Masterline does not make hot vacuum-formed sheet plastic molds. After awhile, the sheet molds will start being problems for soap makers. For this reasons, Masterline decided from very early beginnings to produce a high-quality silicone soap mold -- a mold which will last for years.
Masterline does not use polyurethane RTV rubber to make your production molds. We learned quite early in our beginning, that the finished soap bars would adhere tenaciously to the polyurethane rubber. No amount of cleaning or use of mold releases could prevent the finished soap bars from sticking. The mold soon builds up a scale-like residue which is hard to remove. The silicone rubber gives a clean release thus eliminating any soap-scale build up.
The construction of you silicone rubber molds . . .
Our team at Masterline takes great pride in constructing your silicone molds. We know your molds are going to last, so we better get it right the first time. Your molds are built on a square or rectangle platform which gives each soap bar cavity great stability. Your molds are un-like any press molded silicone cup cake mold offered in the box stores. Here, there is no support or stability in any of these types of molds. Thence, you will have hit and miss-shaped soap bars as finished products. Of course, we do not use hardware store silicone that comes in a tube.
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. It is easier to level a smaller board then a large work table area. Use plastic or wooden shims to level your casting surface. 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, again, placing a thick board over top of the newly cast 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.
We use an industrial strength grade of silicone which is 'Made in North America' to meet current Free Trade Agreements.
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