SSP Launches New SeptaSource Website

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has launched a new website for the laboratory diagnostic, environmental testing, pharmaceutical, and chemical packaging industries. SeptaSource.com is the place to find clean septa, septum caps, and cap mats for analytical purity. In addition to standard products, this on-line resource features an easy-to-use Custom Septa Selector. SSP’s new site also includes a blog and other technical content that highlight why not all septa is created equal. For [...]


SSP Fluorosilicones: Advantages, Applications, Types, and Specs

Fluorosilicones are silicone-based elastomers that contain fluorine additions for improved oil and fuel resistance. Like other silicone compounds, they exhibit excellent stability over a wide range of temperatures, typically from -60° C to +200° C. Fluorosilicones also provide good compression set and resilience, and can withstand ultraviolet (UV) light, ozone, and chlorinated and aromatic hydrocarbons. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies a complete line of fluorosilicones in a [...]


Meet SSP’s Packaging Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures septa, caps, and other laboratory products that require clean silicones. SSP’s Packaging Team prepares shipments of these products and combines a strong work ethic with close attention to detail. As Kevin Meadows, SSP’s Lab Products Production Manager explains, “there are a lot of things to like about working at SSP”. The Packaging Team is responsible for accurate counts, he says, but “you’re not just a number [...]


Three Lessons from GFA Expo 2018

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended the 2018 Gasketing/Converting Expo, the industry’s premiere event for gasket fabricators and material converters. From March 19 to 21, SSP showcased EMI shielding elastomers, medical silicones, and other innovative products for sealing and insulation at this conference and tradeshow from the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA).  The weather in Orlando, Florida was warmer than in other parts of the country, but the entire supply [...]


Medical Grade Platinum-Cured Silicones in Different Durometers, Custom Colors

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies medical grade platinum-cured silicones in durometers ranging from 10 to 80 (Shore A). These ultra-clean, high-purity silicones are part of the SSP-2390 series and meet stringent FDA CFR 177.2600, USP Class VI*, and RoHS requirements. *Disclaimer: The base material in SSP 2390-series silicones meets USP Class VI requirements, but the pigments that are used in custom pantones need separate testing per color by the customer. SSP’s medical grade [...]