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Often referred to as the "Celastic" replacement, WONDERFLEX is a heat activated formable composite that contains its own adhesive and can be readily shaped and molded without the use of messy or hazardous solvents. An Industrial hot air gun is most often preferred to activate WONDERFLEX. With heat and pressure WONDERFLEX will easily bond to itself and to many other materials like leather, wood and fabric. Ideal for repairs. Applications include: masks, long lasting/ sturdy props, animatronics, modeling and prototypes, theater and set design work, 3-D displays and one-of-a-kind creations for Special Events.
The heat activated composite material, which contains its own adhesive, is often referred to as the “Celastic” replacement product. This pliable, scrim-reinforced extruded composite is a revolutionary new material, with a smooth surface on one side that can be molded or formed once it’s been heated. Easily painted or decorated with a variety of artisan coatings, gessos, bondo and paints. It has superior strength and flexibility, yet is remarkably lightweight. You’ll find it fabulous for headpieces, sub-structures, ornamental effects, masks, props, scenic materials and a whole lot more.
Because it’s so tough and can be molded into any shape or thickness, it’s even ideal for making quick repairs or modifications. An oven, microwave, hot air gun or simply hot water may be used for activation. With a low activation temperature of 150°-170° F (70° – 80° C, Wonderflex® has a long open time and can be hand-worked or laid up for two or three minutes. Just reheat repeatedly as required for additional forming. It works beautifully with or without molds and cuts with a utility knife or scissors. It bonds to itself well and can be adhered to most porous materials like paper, wood, fabric, foams and Fosshape®.