Barbara J Cashman
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SM1312.25

13”x12”x1/4”

SM1312.25

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$13.50

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SM2612.25

26”x12”x1/4”

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SM2612.25

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$27.00

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SM3912.25

39”x12”X¼”per linear foot

 

SM3912.25

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$40.50

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NOTE: IF ORDERING PIECES LONGER THAN 12”, USE SM 2612 or SM3912 X SF

EXAMPLE: ORDER QUANTITY 2 FOR 24”, 3 FOR 36” ETC.

 

1. SilkeMatä is a NON-CARCINOGENIC material and can be cut and handled with minimal concern. See MSDS sheet for more information.

2. It is recommended to prefire SilkeMatä to 1000F to 1450F for 15 min to burn out moisture. There are no organics to burn off, but moisture and a small amount of residual oil from the rollers may be evident. Vent your kiln accordingly.

3. PLEASE NOTE: IF RIGIDIZING, YOU MAY SKIP THE PRE-FIRE INSTRUCTIONS.

4. SilkeMatä will shrink slightly the first firing, but will not change upon subsequent firings.

5. SilkeMatä may be molded without rigidizing. It has a memory for soft forming and will hold that form for many subsequent firings.

 6. Once fired, you will notice that SilkeMatä becomes slightly stiffer, rather than softer like other fiber materials. This also allows it to hold a form longer.

7. SilkeMatä may be rigidized with SilkeMatä Rigidizer, but care should be taken when sanding down a flat piece, using a good dust mask.

8. A rigidized board may be coated with kilnwash or ZYP boron nitride to avoid any sticking issue due to the rigidizer. However, we have found even pot melt glass usually pops out with little to no damage to the mold.

 9. Float Glass has not been found to stick to SilkeMatä at normal temperatures, even with multiple firings. However, softer glasses (COE 90 & 96) & opaque glasses are more stubborn at full-fuse temperatures, although residual fibers can be removed with a brush. Coating with ZYP on the unrigidized blanket has not appeared to prevent sticking, so use caution accordingly. However, a light dusting of dry kilnwash on the pre-fired SilkeMatÔ has been an effective separator when being used as a firing surface.

10. When using SilkeMatä for slumping molds, it has not been necessary to do any preparation other than prefiring. You can shape and prefire at the same time. And all glasses tested, released smoothly with no clouding at slumping temperatures when the interior has been left unrigidized, especially.

11. If rigidizing and using as a pot melt or vitrigraph mold, firing to 1600F for an hour has been sufficient to create a nice melt, and the residual glass usually pops out with little to no damage to the mold.

12. We have found the ¼” thickness is quite sufficient for all applications above and have not noticed any breakdown in the material with multiple firings.

13. We are constantly discovering new things about this product and will update you accordingly.

 

SM0124.25

1”x24”x1/4”

SM0124.25

$2.50

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