Plastic and Injection Molding Industry Blog

Lynn Momrow-Zielinski

Lynn Momrow-Zielinski
Lynn co-founded Extreme Molding with Joanne Moon Duncan and is an active managing partner. She is Chair of the Advisory Board for Industrial and Management Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

White Wall Medical Molding: Non-Cleanroom Silicone Injection Molding

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on November 8, 2018

When it comes to medical and healthcare injection molding, understanding the difference between cleanroom and white wall molding can often be key in helping you to find the right silicone manufacturer for your medical devices and components.

Since we know that the cost associated with producing silicone in cleanrooms can often be a barrier to entry, let’s take a closer look at what white wall molding is and how it could benefit your business:

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Tags: Injection Molding, Healthcare Manufacturing

Extreme Molding Featured in Times Union

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on February 27, 2018

We were recently featured in Times Union in an article that focuses on how we co-founded Extreme Molding by combining expertise in engineering and business.

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Tags: USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding, Liquid Silicone Molding, Molding, Rubber Manufacturing

Choosing the Right Plastic Material for Your Product

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on February 7, 2018

Product designers, entrepreneurs, and inventors often ask Extreme Molding for material recommendations when manufacturing their products. With thermoplastic materials (plastics, resins, or polymers that are moldable above a specific temperature and then solidify when cool) there are countless choices out there and we often suggest enlisting the help of material suppliers as well as molders to figure this out. 

Choosing the right material for your product can make a huge difference to your bottom line, as well as the quality of the product your manufacturer creates. Here are some basic guidelines your manufacturer should keep in mind and raise with you when choosing the correct plastic for your product.

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Tags: USA Manufacturing, Liquid Silicone Molding, Injection Molding

Reshoring Your Product: How to Make The Move To USA Manufacturing

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on January 26, 2018

Primarily for financial reasons, many companies choose to start off manufacturing their silicone product overseas.  Overseas manufacturers can offer attractive start-up mold pricing but once a company has established a market for their product and demand increases, they often realize the benefits of doing business in the USA. Some of the advantages of USA suppliers include:

  • Preserved intellectual property
  • Ease of communication
  • Shorter lead times and reduced shipping costs
  • Lot traceability
  • Consistent high quality
  • Attractive Comparable Part Pricing
  • Newer technology and materials
  • Premium positioning with retailers
  • Consumer preference for USA made goods (both USA and overseas consumers)

If you find yourself ready to make the move to USA supply from overseas, here are a few considerations to keep in mind during the process:

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Tags: Liquid Silicone Molding, USA Manufacturing, Injection Molding

The Benefits of Plastic Manufacturing in The United States

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on January 16, 2018

Manufacturing in the USA is experiencing a renaissance, taking advantage of the fourth industrial revolution in digital production, and many major companies are seeking to relocate their production to the US.

The benefits of manufacturing plastics in the US might not be immediately apparent to companies who have already outsourced production to other countries, but dig a little deeper and it’s clear that USA manufacturers are offering new ways to lower costs and refine the quality of products. Here’s a look some more of the advantages of manufacturing in the USA and why you might consider moving production back home.

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Tags: Molding, USA Manufacturing

Mason Bottle

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on December 1, 2017

Recently, we worked with Mason Bottle to establish their manufacturing in the US, increasing efficiency and reducing cost. Because of their ingenious ideas, and thirst for sustainability and environmentally friendly products, Mason Bottles are a brand we love working with. Here’s a look at how our partnership came together:

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Tags: Molding, Liquid Silicone Molding

Upscaling Extreme Molding’s Liquid Silicone Rubber Capacities

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on November 15, 2017

Operating in a 21,000ft2 facility, recently Extreme Molding identified a need to upscale our Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) outputs in order to maximize output. We value transparency, so here’s a brief look into the process.

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Tags: Rubber Manufacturing

Celebrating Earth Day Year Around

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on April 27, 2016

Extreme Molding cares about the people who use our products and the environment we all live in. All of our plastics are BPA- and phthalate-free and utilize environmentally friendly packaging when we can.

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Tags: Earth Day

Molding 2016 Conference

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on October 12, 2015

Extreme Molding will be attending this year’s Molding 2016 conference, March 29 – 31, in New Orleans, LA. This conference is widely recognized as the most important forum for technical information and business conditions in injection molding, and brings together industry leaders to discuss the latest developments in various molding processes, equipment, materials, and management techniques.

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Tags: Molding