Faces of SSP: Meet Irena Shein, Procurement Specialist

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to announce that Irena Shein has joined our fast-growing company as a procurement specialist. Irena is responsible for all purchasing activities at SSP, including vendor relationships, vendor setups, and price negotiations. SSP’s customers probably won’t interact with Irena, but her relationships with vendors and suppliers are supporting our commitment to developing innovative products for industrial and laboratory applications. Irena [...]


SSP Plans Expansion at Silicone Manufacturing Facility

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), a fast-growing manufacturer of silicone products and materials, is planning to expand the size of its manufacturing facility by 50%. The proposed 25,000 sq. ft. addition to the company’s Ballston Spa, New York (USA) headquarters would be the silicone manufacturer’s second major expansion in five years and comes at a time when engineering and procurement departments are seeking solutions to a worldwide shortage of silicone rubber.  Today, SSP [...]


SSP Keeps Growing as a Global Silicone Supplier

Specialty Silicone Products is continuing its rapid growth as global silicone supplier. Recently, our Ballston Spa, New York (USA) company signed an exclusive sales agreement with Queensland Gaskets that covers Australia and New Zealand. SSP also maintains important relationships with partners in Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Singapore. Today, SSP’s innovative products and materials are used in applications in over 20 countries around the world.  In recent years, SSP has [...]


Military and Aerospace Silicones: Four Factors, One Source

Do you buy military and aerospace silicones? Then consider the true costs of meeting AA 59588, MIL-DTL-25988, AMS, and other specifications. If you’re buying these materials based on price alone, you could be putting projects at risk. Choosing a cheaper compound might seem like a good way to control costs, but what if you’re assuming a level of compliance that doesn’t really exist?  Until recently, silicone buyers could expect low prices for the raw compound used in these [...]


Flex Fatigue Resistant Silicones: AA 59588 Class 3A and 3B Qualified

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies flex fatigue resistant silicones that are fully tested to AA 59588 Classes 3A and 3B from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). AA 59588, an aerospace and military standard, supercedes ZZ-R-765 and contains six alphanumeric classes. Each AA 59588 class describes material properties, but only Classes 3A and 3B include requirements for flex fatigue resistance – a measure of an elastomer’s ability to withstand repeated flexing and [...]