Molded EMI Frame Gaskets Case Study

Frame gaskets for EMI shielding are flat, four-sided parts with an open area in the middle. Whether they’re square or rectangular, these gaskets resemble a picture frame and are made of particle-filled silicones that provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Although some EMI frame gaskets are small enough to hold in your hand, others are so large that they’re difficult and expensive to fabricate.Typically, there are two ways to make these very large EMI frame [...]

MIL-DTL-25988 Fluorosilicone Case Study

MIL-DTL-25988 fluorosilicone gaskets are used in aerospace applications that require proven resistance to jet fuel and lubricating oils. They are fabricated from sheet or roll materials or produced from ready-to-mold compounds. Because these military-grade fluorosilicones are used in mission-critical applications, buyers want to know that the specific batch they receive meets the requirements of this important U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) specification.Yet not all suppliers offer a [...]

EMI O-Rings Case Study

EMI O-rings that are made of electrically conductive silicones combine reliable environmental sealing and broad temperature resistance with proven levels of shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). These donut-shaped gaskets can be cut and bonded from extruded cord stock or molded as a single piece instead. Molding requires tooling, however, and that adds costs and can extend project timelines.Bonded EMI O-rings can save time and money, but some gasket fabricators glue the ends [...]

What We Learned at Silicone Expo

What could an event for the silicone industry teach companies that don’t make rubber? Plenty! Silicones help keep the world moving, both figuratively and literally. From automobiles and airplanes to medical devices and manufacturing equipment, these synthetic elastomers are indispensable. They’re also in high demand during a time when prices are rising and workers are hard to find.These were just a few of our takeaways from last week’s Silicone Expo USA, North America’s [...]

EMI/RFI Conductive Silicones for EV Sealing and Shielding

The EV industry needs electrically-conductive gaskets that combine proven environmental resistance with reliable shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and gasket fabricators have a choice of materials, but EMI/RFI elastomers from Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) are solving sealing and shielding challenges – and more.Whether you’re designing an EV battery box, an EV charging station, or an [...]