We love casting your silicone rubber molds -- here's why . . .
Fun to cast . . .
Working with silicone molds is so easy and convenient. There are no 'ON' or 'OFF' switches, no beeping noises when their are done. Your molds are always ready to work, they don't complain -- not even about the weather, and they do their job very well. From time to time, they ask for a little TLC which is on the next page.
Silicone molds can be used for hot and cold soap formula . . .
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 cooling unit or a freezer for a short time.
Silicone molds do not take on scents or colors used in your soap formula . . .
Silicone rubber does not take on any scents, perfumes, or oils you may use in your exclusive soap formula. You can use the same silicone production molds to cast all your 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 can be twisted, stretched, pulled, and pushed but 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 you will not need to replace your molds over a very long period of time of use unlike the plastic sheet molds which require constant replacing.
Absolute control of the exact soap bar weight . . .
Silicone molds can be created as 6-, 8-, or 12-cavity molds. The number of cavities will produce that number of soap bars in a single cast. Each time you cast a soap batch your cavity mold will give you control over the exact weight and dimensions of your soap bar. And each time you cast, your 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 silicone soap mold which will last for many years.
We do not use any 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 a soap scale. The silicone rubber will give a clean release thus eliminating soap scale build up.
Positive construction of your silicone mold . . .
We take great pride in constructing your silicone molds. We know your molds are going to last a long time, so it is better to get it right the first time. All the molds are built on a square or rectangle platform which gives each soap cavity great stability. Your molds are un-like any press molded silicone cup cake mold offered in the box stores. There is no support or stability in any of these types of molds. Thence, you will have miss-shaped soap bars as finished products.
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. Use a plastic or wooden shim to level the 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 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.
We use an industrial-strength silicone manufactured in North America to meet Free Trade Agreements between Canada, United States, and Mexico. There are no cost of duties, tariffs or extra taxes between these countries.