Die Cut EMI/RFI Gaskets for Military, Aerospace, and Communications

Die cut gaskets that are made of EMI/RFI silicones combine strong environmental resistance with proven levels of shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency (RFI) interference. As a gasket fabrication process, die cutting combines the advantages of speed and consistency with lower production costs and less material waste.Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies EMI/RFI silicones and fluorosilicones for die cut gaskets as compression molded sheets and continuous [...]


CHO-SEAL® Alternatives from SSP

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes EMI gasket materials that you can use instead of CHO-SEAL® materials from Parker Hannifin. The table below explains and provides links to SSP offsets. Use thisInstead of thisSSP-2486-70CHO-SEAL 1287 and CHO-SEAL 1298SSP-2368-65CHO-SEAL 1285SSP-2551CHO-SEAL 6503SSP-2529CHO-SEAL 6502SSP-502-65CHO-SEAL 6305SSP-2569-65CHO-SEAL 1215SSP-2571-85CHO-SEAL 1212


SSP Hosts Silicone Expo Video, Reaches 600 LinkedIn Followers

Specialty Silicone Products is hosting the second episode of “Silicone Sessions”, a series of videos produced by the organizers of Silicone Expo, the world’s first free-to-attend commercial tradeshow for the silicone industry. Dominic Testo, SSP’s Business Development Manager and a member of the Silicone Expo Advisory Board, explains why this upcoming event is generating so much excitement and how silicone has many diverse uses in everyday life. SSP is also celebrating a [...]


EMI Silicone Added to QPL for MIL-DTL-83528, Type A

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that SSP-2569-65, an EMI silicone filled with silver-copper particles, is now part of the Qualified Product List (QPL) for MIL-DTL-83528, Type A. In a July 22, 2021, letter, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) informed us that SSP-2569-65, a 65-durometer conductive elastomer for shielding and sealing, passed qualification testing and has been added to QPL MIL-DTL-83528 for specific drawings and material types. The table below is an excerpt from the [...]


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 [...]