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) : Ouellette,Joseph E.

Report Date : AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

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 artist's 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)

Descriptors :   (*ELASTOMERS, COLORING), SILICONE PLASTICS, PROSTHETICS, FACE(ANATOMY), CATALYSTS, SPRAYS, PIGMENTS, SKIN(ANATOMY), AGING(MATERIALS), DENTISTRY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE