Looks like nothing, but is a real all-round talent: The Thibra thermoplastic sheet material combines a lot of surprising and useful properties in plastic work by product designers, prototype builders, artists, stage builders, costume designers, and last but not least, the Cosplay and DIY community.
With the hot air dryer, briefly heated in the oven, or in a hot water bath, the softened sheet can be pulled over even double-curved shapes, without hitting annoying wrinkles. As smooth as clay, it is also excellent for kneading small details and objects.
When heated, Thibra is very easy to model and is self-adhesive, i.e., the mold can be made from the same material, and further details or prepared ornaments can be applied without additional adhesive. For higher stability, simply combine several layers of Thibra according to the same principle. If something has gone wrong, the cooled form is simply heated again and a second attempt is made. Even leftovers can be recycled in this way - so don't throw them away.
Thibra can also be combined with other materials. Once heated, it can be combined with textiles, leather, felt, paper, foam, or even wood.
In both cold and warm conditions, Thibra can be easily cut with scissors or a cutter. Especially smooth cutting edges are obtained by reheating and smoothing with the finger. After curing, the material can be ground and sanded. Since the surface of Thibra is extremely smooth, it can be painted over with acrylic-based paints before degreasing) without prior filling.
When hollow molds made of Thibra are filled with (non-thermally reacting!) impression materials, the molded castings are given a wonderfully smooth surface. Do not forget release agents before pouring!
Thibra is free of harmful substances such as solvents and can be used indoors safely.
Modulor Tip: Our silicone plate, for example, is suitable as a heat-resistant and non-stick base when working with Thibra.