Meet SSP’s Bonding Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures standard and custom septa at its Ballston Spa, New York facility. SSP’s Bonding Team joins septa to caps across two shifts and includes a group of machine operators and silicone specialists we’d like you to meet. Kevin Meadows leads the team and is SSP’s Lab Products Production Manager. Since joining the company seven years ago, Kevin has worked on the bonding and friction teams, learned to run the mills, and served as a second [...]


Nickel-Aluminum Fluorosilicone Resists EMI, Fuels, Solvents, Galvanic Corrosion

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) now supplies a 72-durometer, nickel-aluminum fluorosilicone that’s been tested to MIL-DTL-83528 shielding effectiveness and resists fuels, solvents, and galvanic corrosion. SSP-2551 is ideal for marine environments such as the decks of aircraft carriers, where flange gaskets are subjected to salt spray, jet fuel, de-icing fluids, exhaust fumes, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).  Galvanic Protection in Marine Environments  Typically, EMI [...]


5G Networks, EMF Radiation Emissions, and EMI Shielding

5G networks will increase the speed, responsiveness, capacity, and latency of wireless communications. Fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology will also provide greater support for the Internet of Things (IoT), a network of connected, physical objects that contain electronics and sensors. Today, IoT applications include wearables, appliances, vehicles, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (VR), and Industry 4.0. Many electronic designers are excited about 5G’s benefits, but [...]


USP Class VI Silicone is Independently Certified for Biocompatibility

Medical devices need materials that are safe for direct or indirect patient contact. SSP-2390 is an FDA USP Class VI silicone that meets the most stringent requirements for biocompatibility and has received a certificate of compliance from a leading laboratory.          Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has earned a certificate of compliance (CoC) from a third-party laboratory for an ultra-clean, ultra-pure silicone that passes USP Biological Reactivity Tests, In Vivo [...]


Meet SSP's Industrial Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures EMI silicones and a wide variety of silicone compounds. SSP’s Industrial Team is led by Ron Bushey and includes a group of machine operators and silicone specialists that we’d like you to meet. Ron Bushey is the Production Manager for the industrial side of SSP’s business. Since joining the company 10 years ago, he’s seen plenty of changes. For example, SSP now runs two shifts instead of one. The number of production [...]