Good to Know: Why Museums Prefer Silicone Wax Figure | DXDF, Grand Orient Wax Figure

June 28, 2022



Do you like to visit museums? There are many different types of museums around the world, if you like seeing lifelike statues of famous people, visiting a wax museum is a good choice. The most famous wax museum is Madame Tussauds, which is the London landmark.


You might watch or hear the movie named House of Wax, an horrible adventure in a wax museum. The lifelike wax figures leave a deep influence to people at that time. And it may interest you learn more about wax figure. 

Traditional way to create a wax figure


Traditional method is using wax. You may ask why make figures out of wax, because wax is easy to cut and shape at room temperature. It also mixes with colors and takes paint very well. Moreover, wax figures have long life span, the best evidence is the wax figure made by Madame Tussauds in London more than 200 years ago is still well preserved.


Besides, it has high precision, expressing the precise skin textures of various characters and consistency desired to be as lifelike as possible. It can be permanently colored, and can be washed many times.


However, there are also some disadvantages, like it can’t resistant to high temperature (75 degrees is the highest temperature), and it is easy to get damaged when touched roughly,and it can't be permanently colored, and it can't be washed.

Advanced technology


With technology development, wax figure start using new materials, like silicone. According to its excellent electrical properties and chemical stability, silicone wax figure is odorless, low linear shrinkage, and easier to operate.


Let’s discuss details:

silicone wax figure has various advantages : its feeling is closer to real people skin texture. It is also easy to maintain, for example, you can wash it and wipe it many times but color will not fade out. What’s more, it is easier to storage than wax in higher and lower temperature, from -120°C to 230°C.


Disadvantages of silica gel image: Because silicone is easy to be aging compared to wax so its life span is shorter, about 40 years. And the process is relatively complex and the price is relatively high.


Though wax figures have a long history, they are still replaced by silicone. Even in Madame Tussauds Museum, there is no newer wax figure. More and more manufacturers use silicone, and people are willing to touch silicone sculpture in museums or exhibitions.


There is a Chinese manufacturer called DXDF, making waxwork creations over 20 years. DXDF cooperates with many city’s gov and community, like Malaysia, Guangzhou, Changsha, Xiamen, Dalian, receiving highly recognized by social elites, celebrities and stars.


If you are looking for the wax manufacturer for your business, then choose DXDF is good for you. The excellent products and services make you satisfied all time. Contact us today!

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