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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Working Paw5 to Achieve Injection Molding Bliss

Posted by Mike Fil on August 23, 2018

We love working with companies to achieve their dreams when it comes to injection molding — your passion is our passion — as we’re very excited to have helped Paw5 with their aims in the pet product industry.

Having been in business for over 15 years, sometimes we think we’ve seen it all but Paw5 approached us with an exciting and novel challenge that we loved helping them to solve.

Here’s a look at how we worked with Paw5 on the Rock N’ Bowl Puzzle Feeder for dogs.

paw 5 puppy dog bowls

The Challenge

Paw5 are dedicated to making sustainable products for canine customers. Their products combine mental stimulation with environmental enrichment for perfect puppy bliss. 

When Paw5 approached us, they were looking to create a game-changing dog bowl – one that was sustainable and precision made. Because the product was meant for daily use by pups, they also wanted to make sure it was durable and safe, but they weren’t sure which material to use.

Consulting with them, we were able to offer them our advice when it comes to the ideal materials for pet products, and Paw5 took on these suggestions with an open mind.

It was easy for us to partner with Paw5, and not only because we love manufacturing large volumes of silicone and plastic pet products, but also because of how well our values aligned. Paw5 are all about integrity and well-thought designs — something we embody in our facilities in Albany, N.Y. as we bring American-made products and full traceability to our customers.

The Solution

After consulting with Paw5, and going through our processes, we made their Rock N’ Bowl out of a BPA-free and phthalate-free material — polypropylene. Polypropylene is a recyclable plastic that also happens to be incredibly durable. Paw5 wanted their bowls to stand the test of time (and use!). The bowls are also puzzles, intended to enrich and mentally challenge their users, so we needed to make sure they could withstand the puzzled nudging of pets the country over.

When it came to material selection, safety was another consideration that was top priority for both of us.


The Result

We implement zero waste policies when it comes to the Rock N’ Bowl Puzzle Feeder. The result is a high-quality product Paw5 can be proud of. We’re so glad that Extreme Molding can help Paw5 achieve their sustainability goals making their product truly unique.

The Future

We’re always excited by game-changing products and unique challenges brought to us by potential partners.

Rather than shy away from new ideas, we’re a manufacturer that embraces challenges and loves working with our clients to come up with the highest quality products made to embody their values. Extreme Molding highly skilled in silicone and plastic manufacturing, and this means we have the expertise needed to think outside of the box, offering you truly custom injection molding.

If have a new idea, or a challenge you’re finding to be unique, and you’re in need of high quality products, get in touch today for a free consultation.

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Tags: Testimonial, Case Study, Pet Products