Military and Aerospace Silicones: AMS, AA59588, MIL-DTL-25988

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes military and aerospace silicones that meet AMS, AA59588 (formerly ZZR-765), and MIL-DTL-25988 (sometimes called out as MIL-R-25988 on prints, or as AMS 25988) requirements. These non-conductive materials are supplied as ready-to-mold compounds and compression-molded sheet stock for applications that include reinforced silicone seals for aircraft engines and fan blades. SSP’s aerospace and military silicones are also used in reinforced molded seals [...]


EMI Silicone Added to QPL for MIL-DTL-83528, Type K is Independently Tested

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that SSP-2571-85, an 85-durometer shielding silicone filled with silver-copper particles, has been added to the Defense Logistic Agency’s (DLA) Qualified Product List (QPL) for MIL-DTL-83528, Type K. This electrically-conductive silicone provides proven shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and has also been independently tested for shielding effectiveness by DLS Electronics Systems, which also tested SSP-2571-85 for [...]


SSP Hosts Silicone Expo Video, Reaches 600 LinkedIn Followers

Specialty Silicone Products is hosting the second episode of “Silicone Sessions”, a series of videos produced by the organizers of Silicone Expo, the world’s first free-to-attend commercial tradeshow for the silicone industry. Dominic Testo, SSP’s Business Development Manager and a member of the Silicone Expo Advisory Board, explains why this upcoming event is generating so much excitement and how silicone has many diverse uses in everyday life. SSP is also celebrating a [...]


EMI Shielding for eVTOL Aircraft

Electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft need reliable shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and dependable environmental sealing. Although the brushless DC motors that are used with eVTOL aircraft do not generate significant amounts of EMI, these motors are not altogether free from electronic noise. Moreover, because eVTOL development is coincident with 5G, eVTOL aircraft are expected to use densely-packed circuits that are susceptible to cross-talk and that [...]


EMI Silicone Added to QPL for MIL-DTL-83528, Type A

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that SSP-2569-65, an EMI silicone filled with silver-copper particles, is now part of the Qualified Product List (QPL) for MIL-DTL-83528, Type A. In a July 22, 2021, letter, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) informed us that SSP-2569-65, a 65-durometer conductive elastomer for shielding and sealing, passed qualification testing and has been added to QPL MIL-DTL-83528 for specific drawings and material types. The table below is an excerpt from the [...]