Accession Number:

AD0673707

Title:

A NEW METHOD FOR SPRAY COLORING SILICONE ELASTOMER.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY MEDICAL CENTER WASHINGTON D C ARMY MEDICAL BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A new method has been developed for coloring extraoral maxillofacial prostheses prepared from silicone elastomer RTV 399. In this method, the RTV elastomer prosthesis, containing pigments which impart a basic shade to the elastomer, is sprayed using an artists air brush with pigment dispersions diluted with xylene to a spraying consistency. The catalyst used for curing RTV silicone elastomer is also sprayed with an air brush for catalyzing the cure of the sprayed film. After tinting, a clear overlay of RTV silicone elastomer is sprayed over the tinted prosthesis to give the illusion of depth and a realistic surface. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE