Made in the USA manufacturing with value-added injection molding offers help with material selection and proven molding expertise. Overseas injection molders often lead with low prices but may recommend the wrong materials or use compounds that lack traceability. Plus, start-up companies may not be able to get the design assistance that they need. Before sending a pet product to China then, it pays to talk to a Made in America manufacturer. WigWag dog collars provides a case study.
The WigWag Dog Co. makes dog collars that are durable, waterproof, flexible, odorproof, and color-transfer resistant. These products also carry a lifetime guarantee for the pets who wear them. When WigWag wanted to reshore production from China, the company contacted Extreme Molding, a Made in the USA injection molder in Watervliet, New York. During the material selection process, Extreme Molding recommended an FDA-approved thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) instead of silicone.
By using this TPE instead of silicone rubber, WigWag also improved its product. The company’s injection molded products don’t just last longer and look better. They promote pet safety and are Made in the USA, a hallmark of quality. Plus, the startup now has a trusted manufacturing partner. Extreme Molding works with TPEs and can also injection mold BPA-free co-polyester and a clean, pure, traceable silicone that meet FDA and USP Class VI requirements. To learn more, contact us.