EMI Sheets vs. Continuous Rolls: Manufacturing Costs and Considerations

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures EMI gasket materials as molded sheets and continuous rolls. Buyers of EMI gaskets are more familiar with sheets, but there are some disadvantages to using EMI sheet materials. For example, EMI molded sheets are time-consuming to produce, may not offer the best material yields, and require new molds or modifications to existing molds to achieve custom dimensions. For oversized gaskets, molded EMI sheeting may require cutting and [...]


Silver Price is Rising: How Will It Impact EMI Gasket Price?

Silver prices are high and could keep climbing as uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. presidential election continues to rise. If silver prices keep increasing, the silver-coated particles that are used in some EMI gasket materials will become more expensive. How expensive these shielding elastomers get is a question that gasket designers and buyers cannot afford to ignore. By reviewing your gasket drawings and material requirements now, you could reduce costs and achieve [...]


New Shielding Report and TDS for SSP Offsets to GORE® EMI Gasket Materials

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has published a new shielding effectiveness report and technical data sheets (TDS) for offsets to discontinued GORE® EMI gasket materials. Last year, W.L. Gore provided an end-of-life notification about two flame-resistant EMI shielding materials: GORE® GS2100 and GS5200. SSP is filling this gap in the marketplace by supplying quality alternatives backed by technical data, including UL V0 test summaries and the results of ASTM E595 outgas [...]


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 [...]