Outgassing, EMI Silicones, and ASTM E595-07

Outgassing in high-vacuum environments can disrupt electronic equipment and optical devices. For example, materials that release high levels of airborne molecular contaminants (AMCs) can degrade the performance of sensors and circuit boards in satellites. Because outer space is a vacuum, engineers must also account for how released gases can condense on camera lenses. In medical environments such as hospitals, AMCs can contaminate sterile surfaces.  Particle-filled silicones perform [...]


EMI Elastomers: Three Takeaways from Electronica Germany

Munich is more than just the home of Oktoberfest. Germany’s third-largest city is where you’ll find the headquarters of major corporations like BMW and Siemens, as well as many small-to-medium companies. Recently, Munich hosted Electronica, the world’s largest tradeshow for the electronics industry. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) was there, and we gained some important takeaways that we’d like to share with you.  From November 8 to 11, 2016, SSP showcased its [...]


New EMI Sheet Mold Size Maximizes Material Yields

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies EMI shielding elastomers as fully-cured, conductive sheet stock and as continuous rolls. For gasket designers, converters, and fabricators, SSP’s tooling and molding capabilities mean shorter lead times and less material waste. SSP now offers 10-in. x 20-in. EMI sheet molds in thicknesses of .032, .062, and .093 inches.  We also mold EMI sheets in custom sizes and supply continuous rolls with widths from 1 to 15 inches. SSP offers cut lengths [...]


Flame Retardant Shielding Silicones for EMI Gaskets

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies flame-retardant shielding silicones that meet the requirements of the UL-94 V1 flammability standard. SSP’s electrically-conductive elastomers are filled with nickel-graphite particles for resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and provide reliable, cost-effective EMI shielding and environmental sealing. These flame retardant silicones are supplied as ready-to-mold compounds, fully-cured sheets, and continuous rolls for EMI gasket [...]


Defense Electronics Features SSP Particle-Filled Silicones

Particle-filled silicones from Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) are the subject of a feature article in Defense Electronics, a leading resource for design and development engineers who work for the U.S. military, homeland security, other government agencies, and defense contractors. In Particle-Filled Silicones Satisfy EMI Shielding Needs, SSP Product Manager Dominic J. Testo explains how SSP’s shielding silicones combine high levels of EMI shielding with ease-of-use, an important [...]