What makes it different from Cx5?
The same gray color, the same sized bar, the same weight, the same melting point… Cx5 and Cx5s are matched products meant to be used side by side or mixed together to create a sculptor's ideal hardness of material. So what makes Cx5s so different from its harder sibling, Cx5?
Cx5s is an all around softer product with new properties that make hot-sculpting the best it's ever been. Like Cx5, it is solid at room temperature, but instead of behaving like a urethane plastic it allows a sculptor to press in details without added heat. It will still hold detail like Cx5, but a cold metal tool can make an impression in cold Cx5s, and the material can be pushed easily with just a little added warmth. This allows for creating unbelievable levels of detail that you don't have to worry about thumbing out, without excessive heat from a waxer. This is a boon when working in very small sizes.
Amazing things happen when working with Cx5s in its warm state. Like Cx5, Cx5s also behaves like soft clay when it is heated to 125°F, but it holds its heat incredibly well, which means it stays soft and modelable for a very long time. Hand heat alone can keep a piece of Cx5s workable like clay for virtually as long as you'd like. Another benefit of its ability to retain heat is that Cx5s will stay at a uniform temperature throughout in any heating vessel, eliminating the need to adjust temperatures on your vessel as you sculpt from it.