Monday Manufacturing Memes

As we move through Monday morning, SSP thanks all of our hard-working customers for their continued support. We also invite you to enjoy a few updates in the form of some manufacturing memes.Technology InvestmentsSSP continues to invest in technology and has a staff of four research and development (R&D) personnel. For a company with less than 100 employees, a technology team of this size is considerable.Lead TimesWe’re always improving, but SSP consistently gets positive feedback on [...]

Bonded EMI Frame Gaskets for Large Electronic Enclosures

Bonded EMI frame gaskets are made from electrically-conductive silicone sheets that are cut into strips and then bonded together at their edges with an electrically-conductive adhesive. The entire EMI gasket resembles a picture frame with four flat sides and an open area in the middle. Whether the finished gasket is square or rectangular, the corners need strong, reliable bonds so that the entire EMI gasket provides environmental sealing and shielding against electromagnetic interference.Today, [...]

Faces of SSP: Kevin Wickert

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to introduce Kevin Wickert as our new Sales and Marketing Manager. Kevin joined SSP on February 1st and is filling a position that has remained open since Adam Stiles, who is now our Chief Operating Officer (COO), was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2020. Prior to joining SSP, Kevin worked for several Fortune 100 companies and was a business owner during a 20+ year career that’s taken him from his native Syracuse, New York [...]

Design News Features SSP EMI O-Rings Article

Design News, a trusted source of information for engineers, has published an article about EMI O-Rings by Specialty Silicone Products (SSP). The article, “Designing EMI O-Rings for Shielding and Sealing”, covers applications, dimensions, materials, prototyping, and manufacturing. Molding vs. bonding is a special focus, and SSP shares an example of an engineer who needed prototypes in two different sizes. Dominic Testo, SSP’s Business Development Manager, is the author of the [...]

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 [...]