Frequently Asked Questions

Purchasing InstaMorph

Where can I find InstaMorph locally?

We recently entered a partnership with Michaels® and you can now find fan-favorite bags of 3oz & 6oz white, as well as NEW bags of 3oz black and 3oz pigment packs at 50 select locations across the United States. Full list here.

How much InstaMorph do I need?

It takes approximately 1 ounce of InstaMorph to form a one-inch cube. Use this estimation when trying to determine how much InstaMorph to purchase for your project. Remember, InstaMorph is reusable, so the same amount can be reheated and formed into different projects again and again.

Do you offer free samples?

We do not currently offer a sample program. The shipping and handling costs are currently too high for us to make anything compelling available.

Instead, we suggest that you purchase one of our 3oz bags to try out InstaMorph. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, you can return it for a full refund on the purchase price (just pay the return shipping costs). But seriously, who could be unsatisfied with this stuff?

What colors do you offer?

We offer white InstaMorph in a variety of sizes, but also have a 6oz bag of black InstaMorph in case this color works better for your project.

If you're interested in creating custom colors, we have color-mixing pigment packs that include blue, red, yellow, and black pellets that can be mixed together with white InstaMorph to create any color. Visit our shop to view all of our current products.

Do you sell wholesale?

When available, you can purchase bulk InstaMorph directly through our site by visiting our Shop page.

Using InstaMorph

Can I paint InstaMorph?

Yes! Because InstaMorph is a plastic, painting requires a primer, a sealant, or a paint made specifically for plastic application.

You can spray plastic primer as an undercoat, and then use any spray or lacquer paint you want, which will help reduce chipping.

If you plan on coating your InstaMorph creation in resin, you can use acrylic paint prior to coating in resin.

Alternatively, our color-mixing pigment packs are great for creating any color by blending the various colors into white InstaMorph.

Can I pour InstaMorph into a mold?

Due to the melt flow index of InstaMorph, it can't technically be poured into a mold, however, you should be able to successfully press it into one (similar to clay). If you need something you can pour, you may want to try liquid silicone or epoxy.

What's the best glue to use with InstaMorph?

InstaMorph itself is sort of like hot melt glue when warm, so it will stick to some things on its own (mostly other plastics like ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, polyester, PVC, and vinyl plastics). When you want to attach cooled InstaMorph to something or need a little extra strength, we recommend using either epoxy or super glue (Cyanoacrylate), as they both work well with plastics.

If I leave InstaMorph in the sun, will it melt?

InstaMorph’s activation temperature is upwards of 140° Fahrenheit, which is pretty hot for air to get, even in direct sunlight.

Still, we do not recommend leaving InstaMorph creations in a vehicle during hot, sunny days. It is possible for the inside of your car to reach above and beyond 140° Fahrenheit and cause your project to “melt.”

Additionally, UV light is not good for InstaMorph, as is the case with most plastics. Ever leave a plastic toy out in the sun for a few years? It’s going to get faded and brittle; same with InstaMorph. If this happens, you’ll notice that InstaMorph doesn’t reheat and reshape as easily as it used to. Just something to think about when creating things specifically for outdoor use.

Will friction heat affect InstaMorph?

Yes, friction heat will affect InstaMorph. The friction of machining, grinding, or sanding can cause the InstaMorph to heat up, causing issues with the tooling or gumming up the sandpaper.

If you want to do anything that would create friction heat, you have to do it lightly and slowly, but be aware of the low melting point because it will activate while you are working on your project if it gets enough friction heat.

What is the density of InstaMorph?

At room temperature, InstaMorph has a density of approximately
1.55 g/cm3. When heated to 140° Fahrenheit, the density decreases to 1.1 g/cm3 (9.18 lbs/gal).

Safety Information

Can I get an MSDS for InstaMorph?

Yes! Click the link below to get the latest copy of InstaMorph’s Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). As you’ll see, InstaMorph is a relatively inert and safe material for use in all sorts of hobby and professional applications.

Download InstaMorph MSDS

Is InstaMorph food safe?

InstaMorph is a non-toxic product from a handling perspective.

Regardless, InstaMorph has not been formally certified as “food safe” by the FDA. The FDA is pretty finicky about their approvals and requires companies to file Food Contact Notifications for specific applications, which we have not completed (yet).

Even though it’s not certified food-safe, InstaMorph can still be used to make water-tight containers for creating things like perfume bottles and flower vases (where “food-safe” isn’t an issue).

Is InstaMorph dishwasher safe?

InstaMorph isn't dishwasher safe, as water temperatures above 140 degrees Fahrenheit will soften the material and it will lose its shape.

We recommend only washing your creations in cold water so they will keep their shape.

Is InstaMorph BPA free?

Yes! InstaMorph is allergy-safe and BPA free.

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