PRAKLAY

PRAKLAY – DR. PRAKASH’S EPOXY MARBLE CLAY

(Air drying – No Heating or Firing Needed)

(Available in Twelve Colours. More Colours in Development)

 

Praklay – Epoxy Marble Clay

1.     Stronger than polymer clay (Fimo or Sculpey etc.,) at one fourth the price.

2.      Needs no ovens or heating. So extremely suitable for patch up, finish and repair of sculptures and models.

3.      Hardening time controlled by proportion of hardener and can be timed from 30 mins to six hours.
4.      Product dries to stone hard in 12 to 24 hours. Can be sanded, filed, sawed buffed, polished, drilled, electroplated, tapped, screwed and chrome buffed.
5.      Finds invaluable applications in modelling, sculpting, design, engineering, electronics, fibre glass statue finish and repair, jewellery, miniature figurines, pottery, curios, handicrafts, film sets, media and advertising etc.,
6.      Handles and performs as beautifully as natural clay.
7.      Dr. L. Prakash’s invention. Patent pending.

Contents of Pralkay

Praklay is an epoxy based clay made up of micro ceramic clay, soap stone powder (magnesium aluminium silicate), marble powder, elastomers and epoxy. The special NON STICK powder supplied with clay facilitates easy handling. Praklay has excellent strength and brilliant elasto- plasticity.

How to use Praklay

The clay comes in two parts, base colored clay two parts, andHardener clay... off white..one part. Each set comes with NON STICK powder for sticky free handling. The powder can also be used for thickening and stiffening the clay..

The ratio of colour clay to hardener is 2:1

Mix clay in small quantites to avoid quick hardening and wastage. Plan your requirements and remove the desired proportion of the ingredients. Knead the two components together till they are thoroughly mixed.

Improper kneading will lead to irregular hardening and unhardened clay. The enclosed marble powder is used as a stick resistant powder to knead the dough. The clay becomes warm in about 45 mins to an hour.

 

 

COLOUR AND HARDENER PACKS

 

 

Ratio of. 2:1

 

 

 

MIX THOROUGHLY TILL COLOR IS UNIFORM

 

 

 

 

PRAKLAY IS EXTREMELY ELASTIC

 

 

 

 

NON STICK POWDER IS SUPPLIED WITH EACH PACK

 

 

 

PRAKLAY PASSES THROUGH THE FOLLOWING STAGES

 

Clay/putty -

Elastic

Plastic

Firm

Hard

Stone hard

In plastic stage, the clay can be carved and designs or impressions drawn on the surface.  In firm stage you can trim the edges, cut off excess pieces with a knife/blade or smoothen the surfaces. Press down firmly with wax and oil applied on fingers, to give additional smoothness. You can moisten hands for easier handling.

In hard stage it is best to leave the product to dry and harden further until it reaches the stone hard stage.

Stone hard stage is extremely suitable for filing, sand papering, buffing, or polishing. You can drill or grind the product. Broken pieces are easily reattached with the same coloured clay. The product takes acrylic, water or oil paints and the surface can be coated with polyurethane, varnish or transparent resins. The clay can be easily handled by bare hands and is extremely plastic and smooth to sculpt.

 

CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE

 

 

Pakets of color clay

 

 

NON STICK POWDER

 

 

SCULPTING TOOL

 

 

 

RIGID MOULD

 

 

 

 

FLEXIBLE MOLD

 

 

 

 

PRAKLAY CAN BE USED FOR MAKING JEWELRY AND MINIATURES, key chains, pendants, fridge magnets, ash trays.. Book ends, book marks, small toys, trinkets etc etc.

 

Here are a few items made with PRAKLAY

 

 

 

 

 

PRICE LIST  

125 grams Praklay (Sample Pack)                                    -  Rs. 120/-

(75 gm color clay and 50 gm hardener clay.. 22 colors Rs 120 per pack

 

1. Praklay (1 Kg Pack)                                                          Rs. 1000/-

1. 5 Color Pockets
2. Non Stick Powder
3. Dies and Tools
4. Instruction and Vedio link


2. Praklay (2 Kg Pack)                                                          Rs. 2000/-

1. 10 Color Pack
2. Non Stick Powder
3. Dies and Tools
4. Instructions and Vedios link


3 Praklay (1 Kg Bulk Pack)                                                 Rs. 1000/-

1. 700 grams Color Clay
2. 350 grams Hardener
3. 250 grams Non Stick Powder
4. Instructions and Vedios link
5. Dies and Tools 
(Colors: Burnt Sienna, Scarlet lake, Crimson late, Prussian blue, ultramarine blue, leamon yellow, sap green, black, viridian hue, orange, and deep purple)


4. Pralatex Liquid Moulding Rubber ( Deluxe 1116 (SG guaranteed))

1 Kg Pack - Rs. 300/-
5 Kg Pack – Rs. 1200/- 
With instruction and Vedio link


5. Pralatex Liquid Moulding Rubber ( Premium 1200 (SG guaranteed))

1 Kg Pack - Rs. 500/-
5 Kg Pack – Rs. 2000/- 
With instruction and Vedio link


6. Xiameter Liquid Silicone Rubber                                     - Rs. 2500

1 Liter Rubber + 50 ml Hardener Kit (USA)


7. Crystal Casting Kit                                               - Rs. 1000/-

1Liter transparent Crystal clear resin, 15 ml catalyst, 2 silicone rubber dies and instruction and video link)


8. Film Makeup Kit (Whole Face)                            - Rs. 750/-

1. Xiameter (usa) liquid Silicone Rubber      -100 ml
2. Pralatex Premium                                      - 150 ml
3. Acrylic blended skin tones, blood red, and dirty yellow – 20 ml each
4. Instruction and Video link


9. Praklay Jewellery Making Kit                               - Rs. 1000/-

1. 10 Colors Clay      - 100 gm pack
2. Regid dies, rubber dies and tools
3. Instructions and Video link


10. Firing and Modelling Natural Clay

Prakash’s Natural
The best modelling ceramic clay in India. Firm and plastic. Oven fired to ceramic. Available in 2 packings

5 kg small pack     - Rs. 1500/-
50kg Artist Pack   - Rs. 12,500


 
Terms of Business

Prices quoted ex Chennai exclusive of Vat and Transport.Items available ex-stock100% advance payment by bank transfer. Guranteed despach in 1 working day.

 

Other uses of Praklay

 

 

 

Advantages of Praklay

  1.      No heating or firing. Curing is an exothermic process and hardening time is controlled by the dose of hardener. For slow hardening, use less hardener clay.

 2.      Different colours can be mixed. Clay can be coloured by adding Artists acrylic colours.

 3.      Invaluable for patchwork, repair and finishing of Larger statues.

 4.      Skinning technique can be used to produce sculptures of exceptional finish. In this, a ball of clay is rolled on a plastic sheet with a rolling pin to form a skin which can be applied on armatures or cut into strips for making models.

 5.      By adding extra hardener, an extra quick setting clay can be produced for quick rough forms.

 6.      For complex shapes, just twist lumps of praklay around support forms of crumpled newspapers, cloth etc., which can be removed after the clay sets.

 7.      Small sculptures and toys can be created by squeezing clay inside latex or silicone moulds and allowing it to set.

 8.      Complex shapes, difficult designs and intricate patterns become easy.

 9.      Can be used with syringes and bead making machine.

 10.  Gem stones, and decorative trinkets are fixed by just pushing them into appropriate spots in the elastic  stage

 11.  Clay consistency and thickness can be increased by adding NO STICK power supplied with the kit.

 

 

VIDEOS ARE AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE.  SEARCH PRAKLAY TUTORIALS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOG82rqqndc

https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=833094193396558&set=vb.100000879540892&type=2&theater

 

Health and Safety

1.      Epoxy resin sticks to palms. Wash hands with soap and water. Wipe with solvent/thinner. Apply Vaseline or coconut oil to palms after prolonged handling.

2.      0.5% population suffers from epoxy  allergy. That is two people in a hundred. If you are one of those unfortunates, you will feel severe itching on your palms. Dont use Praklay in this condition.

3.      Wear mask and avoid inhalation of dust while sanding, filling grinding or polishing.

 

 

 

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