Soaring Cargo Flights Need Aerospace Silicones

Cargo flights are returning to pre-pandemic levels according to Jeffries Equity Research, a global investment banking firm. To keep up with demand, airlines are converting widebody passenger jets to freighters. They’re also buying new cargo aircraft even though asset prices are significantly higher than their historical average. There are opportunities out there, but where can you find them?Boeing, Textron, and AirbusToday, Boeing accounts for 54% of all cargo haulers – and its fleet [...]

Supplier vs. Strategic Partner: Know the Difference

Download This Article as a White PaperHow often have you communicated with your suppliers this year? If your company is like most, you’ve probably exchanged more emails and had more phone calls (or Zoom calls) than ever. There are supply chain issues in every industry, and you can’t afford to let shortages take you by surprise. The causes, it seems, are everywhere. Whether it’s because of COVID shutdowns and energy issues in China, the war in Ukraine, or labor shortages and [...]

Three Reasons to Choose SSP502-40

SSP502-40 is a 40-durometer EMI silicone that’s filled with nickel-coated graphite particles. It’s electrically conductive, environmentally resistant, and provides proven levels of shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI). SSP502-40 is Made in the USA under an ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system and is available in cost-effective quantities for EMI gasket fabrication.There are many reasons to buy SS502-40 from Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), but three [...]

What SSP Learned at the GFA’s Fall 2022 Meeting

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended the Fall 2022 Meeting of the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA), a leading trade group for companies that provide custom-fabricated components like seals, gaskets, tapes, and adhesives. From September 13 to 15, SSP joined other GFA members in beautiful Park City, Utah. The GFA holds two meetings each year.A September event in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains is a great way to beat the heat, but uncertainty is like a strong, cold wind [...]

SSP Manufacturing Memes

As we head toward Labor Day Weekend, SSP thanks all of our hard-working customers for their continued support. We also invite you to enjoy these manufacturing memes about lead times, expertise, and communications.Lead TimesThis picture is funny (unless you're a production manager), but SSP tries to commit to realistic lead times instead of over-promising on deliveries. Then we hit all of our ship dates to the best of our ability and measure our performance by ship-to-promise [...]