Faces of SSP: Meet Chuck Geysen, Quality Manager

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to introduce Chuck Geysen as our new Quality Manager. Chuck is responsible for driving the culture of quality at our Ballston Spa, New York (USA) manufacturing company and will focus on updating and improving SSP’s Quality Management System (QMS). This includes a strong emphasis on effectiveness and key metrics, adherence to ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and root cause/corrective actions to achieve year-over-year reductions in non-conformances. [...]


Nickel-Aluminum vs. Silver-Aluminum for EMI Gaskets

Nickel-aluminum shielding silicones offer greater price stability than silver-filled materials for EMI gaskets. Silver prices increased 45.4% last year and silver investments during the first week of 2021 rose 90% compared to the first seven days of 2020. That’s bad news for industrial buyers, many of whom are now looking for alternative materials. Nickel-aluminum silicones can combine EMI shielding with other performance properties, but engineers need to see the test data before switching [...]