Bonded EMI O-Rings: White Paper and Sample Kit

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has published a new white paper about bonded EMI O-rings and is offering a free sample kit so that you can receive examples of these products. SSP’s new white paper is available for immediate download and allows potential buyers to request samples. Click here to download the white paper and, optionally, to get samples like the ones you see in the picture for this blog entry.What You’ll LearnSSP’s white paper, Bonded EMI O-Rings for Reduced [...]


Outgassing and Conductive Shielding Elastomers

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes conductive shielding elastomers with low levels of outgassing, the release of gases from a solid material such as silicone. Outgassing is a problem in high-vacuum environments such as outer space because released gases can condense upon and cloud sensitive devices such as camera lenses. SSP’s low-outgassing products meet ASTM E595 requirements for outgas testing and combine protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI) with environmental [...]


Custom Thicknesses for SSP Continuous Silicone Sheet

Most suppliers of continuous silicone sheet make products in standard thicknesses such as .032, .062, .093, and .125 inches. If you’re a buyer who needs continuous silicone sheeting in a custom thickness, however, you’ll probably find that the minimum order quantity (MOQ) is higher because of setup times and custom call outs. Projects that need continuous silicone sheet like this don’t just incur additional costs. They’re at risk of falling behind if your silicone [...]


EMI Sheets vs. Continuous Rolls: Manufacturing Costs and Considerations

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures EMI gasket materials as molded sheets and continuous rolls. Buyers of EMI gaskets are more familiar with sheets, but there are some disadvantages to using EMI sheet materials. For example, EMI molded sheets are time-consuming to produce, may not offer the best material yields, and require new molds or modifications to existing molds to achieve custom dimensions. For oversized gaskets, molded EMI sheeting may require cutting and [...]


Silver Price is Rising: How Will It Impact EMI Gasket Price?

Silver prices are high and could keep climbing as uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the U.S. presidential election continues to rise. If silver prices keep increasing, the silver-coated particles that are used in some EMI gasket materials will become more expensive. How expensive these shielding elastomers get is a question that gasket designers and buyers cannot afford to ignore. By reviewing your gasket drawings and material requirements now, you could reduce costs and achieve [...]