REACH Compliance and Silicone Rubber

Sarah L. Lewis, Ph.D., R&D Manager at Specialty Silicone Products, recently answered questions about REACH compliance and silicone rubber – an important topic for a growing number of silicone buyers.  What is REACH?REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. It’s a European Union regulation that’s been in effect since 2007. The European Chemical Agency, or ECHA, is responsible for REACH, which establishes procedures for [...]


SSP Previews New USP Class VI Conductive Silicone at MD&M West 2020

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), a leading manufacturer of EMI and medical silicones, will preview a new USP Class VI conductive elastomer at MD&M West 2020. Qualified visitors to SSP’s booth (#1828) are eligible to receive a prototype sample of an innovative silicone material that meets the most stringent requirements for biological reactivity while combining electrical conductivity with protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI).This special offer is limited to the first [...]


Why You Need Certified USP Class VI Silicones

Silicones are used in many healthcare applications, but not all medical silicones are the same. For example, platinum-cured silicones are purer and cleaner than peroxide-cured silicones. Yet choosing the right silicone is about more than just the cure system. Medical manufacturers need high-quality, easy-to-source, on-time, and cost-effective materials. They also need proof that silicones are properly tested and validated. Without this, compliance issues or product recalls may result.  [...]


What SSP Learned at MD&M West 2019

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended MD&M West 2019, the world’s largest annual event for medical device manufacturing. From February 5 to 7, 2019, we met with companies from across the medical device supply chain who were eager to talk about product development, manufacturing, and materials. In case you weren’t able to join us, we’d like to share what we learned at this industry-leading tradeshow in Anaheim, California. The lessons fall into three major [...]


New White Paper: USP Class VI Silicones for Medical Manufacturing

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that explains what medical manufacturers need to know about USP Class VI silicones for direct and indirect patient contact. Medical designers, engineers, technical buyers, and sourcing managers who need biocompatible elastomers are invited to contact SSP or email Dominic Testo to request a copy.    In this SSP white paper, you’ll learn what USP Class VI means and how it relates to FDA regulations [...]