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 [...]


MIL-DTL-25988 Fluorosilicone Elastomers

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies MIL-DTL-25988 fluorosilicone elastomers for defense and aerospace applications. These Made in the USA materials meet the requirements of MIL-DTL-25988, a detail specification from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) that covers oil-resistant and fuel-resistant rubber. SSP provides a certificate of analysis (COA) for each batch, supplies cured sheets and rolls in a range of thicknesses, and offers custom pre-form widths and thickness for uncured [...]


EMI Shielding for UAVs

Most unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) require communications with ground-based systems such as radio gateways. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can disrupt these communications, degrade the quality of global positioning system (GPS) reception, and interfere with the drone’s onboard compass, which is calibrated according to the Earth’s magnetic field. The causes of UAV EMI are numerous, but electrically conductive gaskets made of shielding silicones are part of the solution.What [...]


SSP Receives Second Certificate of Compliance for USP Class VI Silicones

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently received a certificate of compliance (COC) from NAMSA, the world’s leading MedTech Contract Research Organization, for a 10-durometer silicone test article that passed USP Biological Reactivity Tests, In Vivo for USP Plastics Class VI.  This is the second material in our SSP2390 family of USP Class VI silicones to receive a NAMSA COC. The first was for a 50-durometer test article that passed this same group of tests, which are performed on [...]