Low Outgassing Silicones for EMI Shielding

Low outgassing silicones for EMI shielding meet ASTM E 595 requirements for outgas testing and help protect electrical equipment and electronics against electromagnetic interference (EMI). Outgassing, the release of a gas trapped in a solid material, is a problem in high-vacuum environments like outer space because released gases can condense upon and cloud optics. EMI can disturb or disrupt the electronic circuits used in spacecraft, satellites, and high-altitude aircraft.    [...]


SSP Announces Manufacturing Leadership Changes

BALLSTON SPA, NY – July 9, 2019 –  Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), an innovative supplier of silicone materials and products for aerospace and laboratory applications, has promoted two employees to manufacturing leadership positions and entrusted additional responsibilities to a third. Tim Koon and Derak Covey have been named Production Supervisors for their respective areas and Ron Bushey has been named Production Manager for SSP’s entire Ballston Spa, NY manufacturing [...]


Military / Aerospace Silicones Pass Independent Testing

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) submitted samples of two 40-durometer military / aerospace silicones to independent ISO 17025 accredited test laboratories. These samples were tested against commercial and military standards.  SSP-220 met the physical and mechanical requirements of A-A-59588, Class 2A and 2B, Grade 40. SSP-267 met MIL-DTL-25988C, Type 2, Class 2, Grade 40 physical requirements. The following sections describe the products and summarize the test results.  [...]


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 the Healthcare Elastomers Conference

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended the 2019 Healthcare Elastomers Conference, a two-day event for the medical device industry, on May 21 and 22 in Schaumburg, Illinois. As a supplier of medical silicones, SSP showcased samples of SSP-2390, our series of high-purity, platinum-catalyzed silicones that are FDA CFR 177.2600, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant. We also learned some important lessons about market opportunities, curing methods, and medical parts.     [...]