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  • Infant Pacifiers at Extreme Molding Leaders in Silicone Injection Molding

Why Choose Silicone for Healthcare Products

2022-04-22T16:28:50-04:00November 19, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Silicone is a man-made polymer that is created by combining carbon and/or oxygen to the natural element of silicon. Over the years silicone has become a popular material used for a variety of industries and product applications. One of those industries is the healthcare industry. In the healthcare industry, silicone is used for a [...]

  • Injection Molding Machines

Some Women Buy Jewelry…We buy Injection Molding Machines!

2021-08-04T18:15:22-04:00February 1, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Some Women Buy Jewelry...We buy Injection Molding Machines! Eddie Mack - Engineering Manager /  Joanne Duncan - Co-Owner When my Business Partner, Lynn Momrow-Zielinski and I started Extreme Molding in 2002, it never occurred to us that we would be singled out as a “women owned business”, we just loved Engineering and Manufacturing, long [...]

  • Silicone Prototype- Compression Molding

Prototyping with Silicone

2021-08-06T17:55:57-04:00December 2, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

“So, I have this silicone product idea and I am not sure if it’s exactly the way I want it. What’s the best approach?” You are not alone. Most customers are uncomfortable moving ahead with hard production tooling without prototype parts that verify their design will perform as intended and be accepted in the [...]

  • Silicone Overmolding- Silicone Elephants

Silicone Overmolding Secrets

2021-08-06T15:02:31-04:00July 31, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

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 and rigidity. For example, a soft silicone rubber can be molded over a handle [...]

  • Medical Injection Molding

Medical Injection Molding with FDA and USP Class VI Silicones

2021-08-06T14:56:43-04:00July 24, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |

Medical injection molding produces quality components with reliable part-to-part consistency across high volumes. Although injection molded plastics are used in some healthcare applications, injected molded silicones are used in many medical products. Examples include medical tubes and valves, the external jacketing on medical cables, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and wearables. Not all silicones are [...]

  • Selective Automation: A Higher Standard of Injection Molding

LSR Injection Molding vs. HCR Injection Molding

2021-08-04T18:17:21-04:00June 28, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

Liquid silicone rubber (LSR) and high consistency rubber (HCR) both support injection molding. They have similar physical properties but very different processing requirements. By understanding how LSR injection molding and HCR injection molding work, designers can specify the best manufacturing method for their silicone parts and products. What is LSR Injection Molding? LSR injection molding [...]

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Pet Product Manufacturing: Made in USA from Safe Molding Materials

2021-08-06T14:51:55-04:00June 20, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pet product manufacturing that’s Made in the USA from safe materials provides pet companies with a competitive advantage. According to a recent report, more than 60% of dog and cat owners say they’re concerned about the safety of the products they buy for their animals. That’s a lot of purchasing power in an industry that [...]

  • Silicone Watch- Wearable silicone or TPE technology

Silicones vs. TPEs for Wearable Technology

2021-08-06T13:49:09-04:00April 30, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Wearable technology requires clean, safe materials for direct or indirect contact with the human body. Fitness trackers that wrap around the wrist, heart monitors that strap across the chest, and smart clothing or jewelry all need biocompatible materials that won’t irritate the skin, stain clothing, or expose the wearer to toxins. Wearable technology that [...]

  • Silicone vs TPEs Baby Products

Silicones vs. TPEs for Infant Care Products

2021-08-06T13:36:15-04:00April 15, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

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, seals, and bottle liners. Silicones that meet FDA and USP Class VI requirements for [...]