Silicones vs. TPEs for Infant Care Products

Posted by Mike Fil on April 15, 2019

Designers of infant care products need safe, clean materials with the right performance properties and processing capabilities. Silicones, a group of synthetic elastomers, are used in baby care products such as pacifiers, baby bottle nipples , feeding sets, sippy tops ,...

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Choosing the Right Color for Your Silicone or Plastic Product

Posted by Corie Yodis on March 2, 2018

The color of your plastic or silicone product can make all the difference, especially for your consumers. It’s the first thing any customer will see of a product and can make a real impact on sales. The right color choice can set you apart from competitors and other brands,...

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Silicone Overmolding Secrets

Posted by Mike Fil on July 31, 2019

Silicone overmolding is an injection molding process that molds silicone over, under, or through a substrate material to complete the final part. By allowing product designers to combine the best of two materials, this manufacturing process supports variations in durometer...

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Chinese vs. USA Molding: The Pro’s and the Con’s

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on February 23, 2020


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In today's aggressive business climate, entrepreneurs and large businesses alike must make one of the more important decisions - to manufacture their products in the United States or in China? At Extreme Molding, we compete against Chinese manufacturing quotes daily and know the comparison firsthand.

There are significant differences in the way molding business is done in China vs. the USA. Comparison charts to help make your decision are below:

Manufacturing in China

While the tooling investment can be lower - the quality of the material, the manufacturing method, and the inconsistency from batch to batch can be very difficult to overcome if there are any issues.

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Manufacturing in the United States

The quality from start to finish, and the guarantee that your US manufacturer is listening to your needs means that your products are safe, and your business is safe. 

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Would you like to manufacture in the USA?

Do you have questions about manufacturing in the USA? Extreme Molding of Watervliet, New York (USA) is a leader in custom injection molding of both plastics and silicones. To learn more about Extreme Molding and how we can help you, contact us.


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