Continuous Rolls of EMI Gasket Materials

A telecommunications company urgently needed EMI gaskets to seal and insulate enclosures for a new WiFi module. The timeline was tight, the cost-pressure was great, and the part volumes were high. The telecom company specified an electrically-conductive elastomer and contacted suppliers of EMI silicones with nickel-coated graphite particles. These specialized materials provide shielding against electromagnetic interference and cost less than silver-filled EMI elastomers.   Many [...]

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 [...]

The Most Popular Products of 2023

It’s only January, but Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is predicting our most popular products of 2023.EMI/RFI conductive O-ringsFlame-retardant nickel-graphite-filled siliconesAerospace silicones and fluorosiliconesFind out what’s driving demand for these products and learn how SSP can supply you with them.EMI/RFI Conductive O-RingsEMI/RFI conductive O-rings are donut-shaped gaskets that combine electrical conductivity and environmental sealing with protection against [...]