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 [...]

EMI Shielding and the 5G Airport Controversy

Last week, Verizon and AT&T announced that they would delay the expansion of new 5G cellular service near some U.S. airports. Although the telecommunications companies had argued that the commercial aviation industry has had years to prepare for a 5G rollout, airlines and regulators continued to express concerns that 5G could interfere with onboard instrumentation used for tasks such as determining an aircraft’s altitude. Verizon and AT&T will still complete more than 90% of their [...]

EMI O-Rings for Industrial Automation: Get the White Paper

Robots, co-bots and other industrial automation technologies need to withstand environments where’s there’s dust, moisture, machine oils, and electronic noise. EMI O-rings made from conductive silicones seal out the physical environment and help protect circuits against electromagnetic interference (EMI), a growing problem on factory floors.In a new white paper, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) explains what you need to know about EMI O-rings for industrial automation. From [...]