New EMI Fluorosilicone Added to QPL for MIL-DTL-83528, Type C

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is introducing a new EMI fluorosilicone and announcing that this high-durometer, electrically-conductive elastomer is now part of the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Qualified Product List (QPL) for MIL-DTL-83528, Type C. The new product, SSP-2573-75, uses fluorosilicone as the base material and is filled with silver-plated copper particles. SSP-2573-75 is capable of 110 dB plane wave shielding effectiveness at 10 GHz, has a continuous use temperature [...]

Faces of SSP: Suchada Connors

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to introduce Suchada Connors, our new Production Supervisor for industrial products. Suchada joined the SSP team less than a month ago and is responsible for achieving key manufacturing objectives and production goals. These include maximizing productivity, achieving on-time delivery, minimizing scrap, ensuring worker safety, and producing high-quality materials. She works closely with other departments and is helping to create a best-practices [...]

Military and Aerospace Fluorosilicones and EMI Gasketing Available

At a time when many suppliers are reporting long lead times and out-of-stock materials, it’s good to know you can still get what you need. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is ready to supply you with the following types of materials for military, aerospace, and other demanding applications.MIL-DTL-25988 fluorosiliconesMIL-DTL-83528 EMI gasket materialsOffsets to discontinued GORE® EMI gasketing, including silicones with UL 94 V-0 flame resistanceAt our Ballston Spa, New York (USA) [...]

Case Study: Nickel-Graphite Silicone for Rubber Keypads

Silicone rubber keypads are used in everything from smartphones and electronic devices to household appliances and remote controls. Within a rubber keypad, conductive carbon components known as “pills” are molded into key actuators. These millimeter-sized parts provide alternative to dome switches and are made from conductive silicones that contain carbon. Typically, conductive carbon pills are round, rectangular, or oval in shape.Carbon-Filled Silicones vs. Nickel-Graphite [...]

EMI Gasket Case Study: Appleton Marine

Appleton Marine designs and manufactures cranes, winches, windlasses, capstans, and custom designed equipment for commercial marine, offshore oil, and government applications. The Appleton, Wisconsin company also supports the U.S. Navy, which needs gaskets that combine reliable environmental resistance in marine environments with proven levels of shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). MIL-DTL-83528, a U.S. military specification, defines requirements for conductive shielding [...]