Defense Spending and Silicone Opportunities

Defense spending is increasing, but where are the opportunities for your business? During the last three months of 2022, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) outlays on research and development rose by 11%. For FY23, there’s a 13% increase in funding for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E), a major part of the DoD budget that covers new and improved warfighting capabilities. To put these percentages in perspective, they’re greater than the 10% increase in FY 2023 [...]


The Most Popular Products of 2023

It’s only January, but Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is predicting our most popular products of 2023.EMI/RFI conductive O-ringsFlame-retardant nickel-graphite-filled siliconesAerospace silicones and fluorosiliconesFind out what’s driving demand for these products and learn how SSP can supply you with them.EMI/RFI Conductive O-RingsEMI/RFI conductive O-rings are donut-shaped gaskets that combine electrical conductivity and environmental sealing with protection against [...]


The Silicone Snowman

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas here in snowy Ballston Spa, New York, where Specialty Silicone Products is located. Several recent storms have covered the ground with the white stuff, but you can enjoy winter with us from anywhere in the world – thanks to The Silicone Snowman. He consists entirely of products that we make at SSP and has 11 numbered sections, each of which you’ll see on the image that accompanies this holiday blog.  1. HatThe snowman’s hat [...]


SSP Launches YouTube Channel and Showcases EMI/RFI Shielding

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has launched a YouTube Channel and is showcasing classic content about its EMI/RFI elastomers. SSP’s first YouTube video, EMI/RFI Gasketing: Outside the Box Solutions to Protect What’s in the Box, originally aired several years ago. A global pandemic and supply chain disruptions have roiled markets since then, but SSP’s electrically-conductive elastomers are still providing mechanical engineers and silicone buyers with innovative solutions to [...]


Booming eVTOL Industry Needs EMI Shielding and Aerospace Silicones

The global market for eVTOL aircraft will soar to $14.35 billion in 2025, reach $18.92 billion in 2026, and skyrocket to $51.18 billion in 2031, according to a report from The Business Research Company. Archer Aviation, a leading designer of electrical vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, recently shared plans to open a 650-aircraft manufacturing facility by the end of 2024. It’s just one in a series of recent Archer announcements that highlights why the eVTOL industry needs EMI [...]