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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Does your Business employ a Growth Mindset? Here's why you should...

Posted by Lynn Momrow-Zielinski on January 4, 2021

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Does your business view problems as opportunities for growth? Are you encouraged to learn something new each day? Are you comfortable with being uncomfortable and not afraid to make a mistake? If you answered yes to these questions, you are fortunate to be a part of an organization that operates with a growth mindset.

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has researched 20 years on growth vs. fixed mindsets and their workplace impact. Workers and organizations with a fixed mindset focus on getting approval, while those with a growth mindset focus on learning and the belief that you can grow and improve. It is easy to see how a growth mindset facilitates success.


Next time you find yourself getting  frustrated when you are struggling with a imageproblem at work, stop and reframe your attitude to see the situation as an opportunity to learn. If you make a mistake, view it as a learning opportunity.

Set a goal to read more books in and out of work. Listen to TED talks on subjects that will grow your aptitudes. Consider a LinkedIn Learning subscription. Attend a minimum of one training course per year aimed to expand your workplace skills. When you return, share what you learned with your co-workers.  


 Grit At Extreme Molding, we thrive on challenges, which is one of the keys to our success. We have a leadership book club that encourages our team to learn and grow continually. We believe in our ability to solve problems and be better today than we were yesterday.

Fostering a growth mindset in the workplace starts with the leadership of the organization. If you would like to learn more, I suggest you read “Mindset, The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. As we start 2021, ensuring you approach life and work with a growth mindset is a worthy goal!

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