The Silicone Shortage and Supplier Value

The continuing shortage of silicone rubber is forcing suppliers to have some challenging conversations with their customers. Whether it’s because of price, lead times, or a need to limit purchases, buyers are understandably concerned. Unfortunately, there aren’t any quick fixes. Today’s silicone shortage is expected to last for at least six months, and that’s without any additional supply chain disruptions. The news isn’t good, but it’s not all bad either. You [...]


Bonded EMI O-Rings for Reduced Costs and Improved Performance

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes bonded EMI O-rings that provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrical conductivity, and environmental sealing. At our manufacturing facility in Ballston Spa, New York (USA), we extrude cords of shielding silicones, cut them to size, and then bond O-rings using a proven process with multiple quality control checkpoints. These products provide a cost-effective alternative to molded EMI O-rings and a better-performing choice than [...]