Silver Price is Rising: How Will It Impact EMI Gasket Price?

Silver prices are high and could keep climbing as uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. presidential election continues to rise. If silver prices keep increasing, the silver-coated particles that are used in some EMI gasket materials will become more expensive. How expensive these shielding elastomers get is a question that gasket designers and buyers cannot afford to ignore. By reviewing your gasket drawings and material requirements now, you could reduce costs and achieve [...]


REACH Compliance and Septa for Low-Level Analysis

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes standard and custom septa, septum cap assemblies and cap mats for liquid and gas chromatography, EPA/VOA testing, laboratory diagnostics, and chemical packaging.  Customers value the cleanliness and purity of our silicone septa, especially during low-level analysis using liquid chromatography (LC) or gas chromatography (GS) with mass spectrometry (MS). Customers also want to know more about REACH, a European Union (EU) standard about which there is [...]


Ten Things You May Not Know About SSP

How well do you know your suppliers? At a time when many companies want to reduce supply chain risk, it pays to learn more about your partners. For over 30 years, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has been known for making “silicones that work”. Our customers like the speed, flexibility, and service that they receive from us, too. Whether you need silicones for EMI RFI shielding, medical devices and equipment, laboratory uses, or military and aerospace applications, you can count on [...]


RPN Reports SSP Alternatives to GORE® EMI Shielding, COVID-19 Response

Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) is reporting how Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is providing alternatives to discontinued GORE® EMI shielding and increasing production of EMI gasket materials and USP Class VI silicones for the fight against COVID-19. Mike Scott, RPN News Correspondent, covers both stories in the May 4, 2020 edition of this popular trade publication. Click here to download RPN’s full-page spread about Specialty Silicone Products of Ballston Spa, New York (USA).SSP [...]


Faces of SSP: Meet Barry Smith, Sr. Business Development Representative

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to announce that Barry Smith has joined our fast-growing company as Sr. Business Development Representative. Barry reports to Dominic Testo, Business Development Manager, and will focus on the electronics, aerospace, medical, and military markets. Barry brings decades of industry experience to SSP and has served in numerous sales, marketing, production management, and business development roles. A native of Central New York, Barry was an [...]