Extruded EMI Elastomers White Paper Describes New SSP Capabilities

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that describes the ISO 9001:2008 certified company’s EMI extrusion capabilities. Recently, SSP added a 40-ton Loomis extruder at its Ballston Spa, New York facility. This equipment supports SSP’s entry into the global marketplace for extruded EMI elastomers and provides product engineers, material converters, and gasket fabricators with important new opportunities. Click here to get your copy of this [...]


Shielding Silicones with Conductive Fabric Reinforcements

Silicone rubber that’s filled with metal or metal-coated particles provides excellent EMI/RFI shielding and environmental sealing. The heavy loading of metal fills increases electrical conductivity, but can reduce tensile strength and Z-axis compression. If a material lacks sufficient tensile strength, cutting a small part with a thin cross-section may result in tearing during application or packaging. To address these concerns, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) offers ArmouRFI™ [...]


EMI Gasket White Paper for Designers and Fabricators

Electronic designers need gaskets that resist electromagnetic interference (EMI), support electrical conductivity, and provide environmental sealing. In the automotive, aerospace, communications, and medical device industries, EMI gaskets made of particle-filled silicones are meeting these challenges. Yet designers also need elastomeric shielding with specific material properties such as softness or resistance to fuels. Cost-effectiveness and ease-of-fabrication are important, too. How to [...]


ArmouRFI for Stronger Shielding Gaskets

Particle-filled silicones provide environmental sealing, electrical conductivity, and resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or radio frequency interference (RFI). These conductive shielding elastomers are filled with metal or metal-coated particles, and are supplied as sheets, rolls, or ready-to-mold compounds for the cost-effective fabrication of silicone shielding gaskets. Engineers use particle-filled silicones in numerous shielding and sealing applications, but can these [...]


MIL-SPEC Materials for Conductive Elastomer EMI Gaskets

Defense contractors need military gaskets that conduct electricity, resist electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), and provide environmental sealing. Particle-filled silicones can meet project requirements, and also comply with MIL-DTL-83528, a U.S. military specification (MIL-SPEC) for electrically-conductive elastomeric shielding gaskets used in EMI and RFI suppression. MIL-DTL-83528 Gasket Materials As part of its line of SPECSHIELD™ EMI RFI [...]