KOBRACAST® Art is a rolled bandage sold by the yard that comes in consists of flexible knitted polyester fabric combined with a thermoplastic. The bandage is not tacky at room temperature and may be stored outside of its package for several years.
KOBRACAST® Art is heat-activated at a minimum of 70 degree Celsius [158 degrees Fahrenheit]) using hot water, a heat gun or hairdryer. Once activated it becomes moldable. Application is easy and can be done directly to skin, without the need for gloves. KOBRACAST® allows a wrinkle-free application, and multiple layers can be applied and adhere well. Finished pieces have no sharp edges and are extremely strong and incredibly lightweight.
KOBRACAST® is nontoxic and has no odor. It’s a popular replacement for traditional plaster bandages within the medical community for these reasons.
After a cool-down time of approximately 5 minutes the product becomes solid and after 15 minutes it is stable and hard. The product may be cut using medical scissors, gypsum board scissors, or a cast saw and can at any time be reshaped by warming it with water or a hair dryer.
Products made out of KOBRACAST® Art are heat resistant up to 60 degrees Celsius, water and weather resistant and therefore can be used for outdoor purposes.
- Easy to model, shows fine details and relief contours
- You only need a cutting tool and something to warm up the material (such as a pot with a temperature gauge or a hair dryer), a towel, and if desired a tool to work the surface of the material.
- The surface of KOBRACAST® Art is suitable for commonly used paints and lacquers.