Six Reasons Sourcing Managers Like SSP
Sourcing managers want to work with material suppliers who support product development and meet manufacturers’ business and technical requirements. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) of Ballston Spa, New York (USA) strengthens your strategic sourcing efforts in six important ways. If SSP isn’t part of your vendor list, here’s what you’re missing.
No or Low MOQs
Approximately 90% of SSP’s materials do not have minimum order quantities (MOQs). This includes elastomers that meet military standards and specifications such as A-A-59588A, MIL-R-25988, and MIL-DTL-83528. Products with no or low MOQs provide an important cost savings for projects (such as prototyping) that require only small amounts of material. Instead of sinking precious cash into excess inventory, sourcing managers buy only what they need.
SSP can meet the full requirements of standards such as the A-A-59599 3B specification for silicones with strong flex-fatigue resistance. When you order elastomers from SSP, you’ll receive a Certificate of Analysis (COA) like this with every batch – and with no surcharge. This includes COAs for AMS grade silicones and full certifications for both A-A-59599 3A and 3B materials.
Sourcing managers who need silicones for high-purity applications trust the cleanliness of SSP’s FDA, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant materials. With their low levels of outgassing and proof of biocompatibility, these ultra-clean, ultra-pure materials are a great choice for the rubber gaskets used in medical devices and equipment.
Shorter Lead Times
For sourcing managers who need EMI RFI silicones, SSP’s SpecShield™ materials support tight timetables. With lead times that are 3 to 4 weeks shorter than the competition’s, SSP can meet the demands of your product development cycles and production runs. Because our rolls are produced and cured continuously, SSP can manufacture 1000 ft. per day, the equivalent of 600 standard 15” x 20” sheets.
SSP supplies continuous rolls of materials in standard thicknesses such as .020”, .032”, and .040”. We can also supply conductive silicones as thin as .009” and make calendar roll-goods in custom thicknesses. For example, in response to recent customer requests, SSP manufactured continuous rolls with custom widths of .024” and .073”.
Finally, sourcing managers like SSP because of the top-notch support they receive from our Made in the USA manufacturing company. Production Supervisors Ron Bushey and Kevin Meadow go out of their way every day to move rush-orders along. Their teams arrive early in the morning and work weekends to get the job done right. Nichole Hotaling and SSP’s Customer Service Team also solve challenges and can help you with international shipping and market localization.