USP Class VI Silicones and the Supply Chain Crisis

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes USP Class VI silicones for medical applications. The SSP2390 family of products isn’t new, but the marketplace for these materials continues to evolve. To keep up with the changes, medical device designers and manufacturers need elastomers they can trust. That’s especially important during the current supply chain crisis because silicone elastomers and their ingredients are in short supply. When you buy USP Class VI silicones from SSP, however, [...]

MIL-DTL-83528 Conductive Shielding Elastomers and QPL 83528

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes conductive shielding elastomers, including five QPL listed products that meet MIL-DTL-83528 requirements. For engineers who need EMI/RFI gaskets for military applications, it’s important to know what MIL-DTL-83528 is and how it’s related to the QPL. It’s also worth learning about some other conductive shielding elastomers that are used in military projects.  What is MIL-DTL-83528?MIL-DTL-83528 is a detail specification from the U.S. [...]

EV Battery Box Sealing and EMI Shielding

Redesigning an EV battery box because of a gasket problem can be difficult and expensive. It’s better to account for EV battery box sealing up-front than to design the case and discover that a gasket won’t fit, or that a chosen material wasn’t the best selection. Along with low-temperature flexibility and high-temperature resistance, EV battery box gaskets need to provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). They also need to meet tough flammability [...]

EMI Silicones with Shorter Lead Times and Better Physical Properties

Are you looking for an alternative to BISCO® EC-2130 EMI silicone from Rogers Corporation? Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes a comparable material that has shorter lead times and better physical properties. SSP-502-30 is a 30-durometer, nickel-graphite silicone that has the same hardness and uses the same type of conductive filler as BISCO® EC-2130. The lead times for SSP-502-30 are just three to four weeks, and sheets of our material are available with a conductive PSA for [...]

SSP Promotes Adam Stiles to Chief Operating Officer

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. – Specialty Silicone Products (SSP)  is announcing that Adam Stiles has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Adam has led the company’s sales and marketing efforts since 2010 and became SSP’s vice president in 2020, a role that made him responsible for implementing long-term business strategy. In his new role as COO, Adam will continue to lead the sales, marketing, and long-term strategic efforts as well as manufacturing, engineering, and [...]