A new product specifically designed with theater productions in mind, Worbla’s FlameRed Art has joined our lineup. It’s very similar to the Worbla’s Finest Art that our customers love, but made with a flame retardant component built in, Certified DIN (German Industry Norms) 4102-1 as B1 – Flame Resistant, making it an excellent option for Theaters, Schools, and other locations where safety is of the utmost importance.
Worbla’s FlameRed Art is non-toxic and skin safe and can be shaped by hand without requiring special safety gear. Worbla’s FlameRed Art can take complex curves without requiring a vacuform, and is self-adhesive when activated – meaning that glues are not required to join pieces. You use hot air, water or steam to shape the plastic however you want. There’s no waste because your scraps can be conditioned and 100% re-blended. These leftovers can be molded to act just like putty, and many artists use Worbla products instead of clay to create near-indestructible pieces.
If you have never seen Worbla handled or tried it yourself, customers often compare it to clay, fruit leather or beeswax when heated: becoming pliable and taking detail well, becoming hard and stable when cool. Worbla’s FlameRed Art can be built up in layers, shaped over forms of foam, foil, wire or similar armatures, and can be used as a single layer.
Due to the extra steps in manufacture, FlameRed is a more expensive product compared to the rest of the Worbla line and we suggest it specifically for those locations and productions that require the extra safety measures and wish to avoid having to paint their products with a flame retardant coating. When the flame resistance is not needed, standard Worbla Finest or Black Art will meet most needs.
You can see a gallery of examples below. Due to the increased cost, FlameRed art is used less commonly and images of work done with it are less commonly shared due to non disclosure agreements for stage and screen. Remember that RedArt acts much the same as Finest and Black Art.