When fired at 1,650° for two hours, PMC3 is the strongest fine silver metal clay available. It has a finer, smoother composition thats easy to work with and manipulate. You can also embed findings with confidence--firing at a low temperature means they wont be heat-damaged. PMC3 is suitable for torch-firing as well as kiln-firing.
Metal powder (90%), water and organic binder (10%)Shrinkage:
Pickle whitePhysical Properties:
Firing temp.: 1,650°F (900°C) for two hours to achieve highest hardness and maximum durability; or 1,110°F (600°C) for 45 minutes; or 1,200°F (650°C) for 20 minutes; or 1,290°F (700°C) for 10 minutes.
Melting point: 1,762°F (960°C)
Density after firing: 9.3 specific gravity (rolled silver = 10.5 specific gravity)
Every variety of PMC is sold by the metal weight, not the weight that includes the water and binders that burn off during firing. You get every gram of precious metal you pay for from PMC.
PMC® has a strong adverse reaction to contact with aluminum. Do not use aluminum tools or allow your PMC to come into contact with any aluminum object.