USP Class VI Silicones White Paper Now Available

USP Class VI silicones meet stringent biocompatibility requirements that are defined by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). USP Class VI requires a systemic toxicity test, an intracutaneous test, and an implantation test, all of which are directly related to the end use of the silicone article. The extractants used are typical for medical applications.For manufacturers of medical devices and equipment, it’s important to [...]


REACH Compliance and Septa for Low-Level Analysis

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes standard and custom septa, septum cap assemblies and cap mats for liquid and gas chromatography, EPA/VOA testing, laboratory diagnostics, and chemical packaging.  Customers value the cleanliness and purity of our silicone septa, especially during low-level analysis using liquid chromatography (LC) or gas chromatography (GS) with mass spectrometry (MS). Customers also want to know more about REACH, a European Union (EU) standard about which there is [...]


Ten Things You May Not Know About SSP

How well do you know your suppliers? At a time when many companies want to reduce supply chain risk, it pays to learn more about your partners. For over 30 years, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has been known for making “silicones that work”. Our customers like the speed, flexibility, and service that they receive from us, too. Whether you need silicones for EMI RFI shielding, medical devices and equipment, laboratory uses, or military and aerospace applications, you can count on [...]


Did You Know SSP Makes EMI/RFI O-Rings?

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is manufacturing vulcanized and molded O-rings that provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). The addition of our third extruder has allowed us to expand our bonded O-ring manufacturing and meet growing demand for reliable EMI/RFI O-rings made from the following shielding silicones:    SSP-502-65 nickel-graphite filled siliconeSSP-2368-65 MIL-DTL-83528 Type B siliconeSSP-2486-70 MIL-DTL-83528 [...]


New TDS for SSP Offsets to Discontinued GORE® EMI Gasket Materials

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has published new technical data sheets (TDS) and an outgassing report for SSP-502-40-V0 and SSP-502-60-V0, alternatives to discontinued GORE® EMI gasket materials. Last November, W.L. Gore distributed an end-of-life notification about GORE® GS2100, GS5200, and GS8000, flame-resistant materials for EMI shielding and gasketing. SSP is now filling this gap in the marketplace and sharing technical data that former buyers of GORE® EMI materials can use [...]