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 [...]


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 [...]