Meet SSP’s Packaging Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures septa, caps, and other laboratory products that require clean silicones. SSP’s Packaging Team prepares shipments of these products and combines a strong work ethic with close attention to detail. As Kevin Meadows, SSP’s Lab Products Production Manager explains, “there are a lot of things to like about working at SSP”. The Packaging Team is responsible for accurate counts, he says, but “you’re not just a number [...]


Three Lessons from GFA Expo 2018

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended the 2018 Gasketing/Converting Expo, the industry’s premiere event for gasket fabricators and material converters. From March 19 to 21, SSP showcased EMI shielding elastomers, medical silicones, and other innovative products for sealing and insulation at this conference and tradeshow from the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA).  The weather in Orlando, Florida was warmer than in other parts of the country, but the entire supply [...]


Medical Grade Platinum-Cured Silicones in Different Durometers, Custom Colors

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies medical grade platinum-cured silicones in durometers ranging from 10 to 80 (Shore A). These ultra-clean, high-purity silicones are part of the SSP-2390 series and meet stringent FDA CFR 177.2600, USP Class VI*, and RoHS requirements. *Disclaimer: The base material in SSP 2390-series silicones meets USP Class VI requirements, but the pigments that are used in custom pantones need separate testing per color by the customer. SSP’s medical grade [...]


What SSP Learned at MD&M West 2018

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended MD&M West, the world’s largest medtech event, in Anaheim, California (USA). From February 6 to 8, SSP met with medical device and equipment companies who are changing the future of healthcare. In addition to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), we exchanged information with component suppliers along the medical supply chain. The lessons that SSP learned fall into four major areas that we’d like to share with you. Why [...]


New Nickel-Aluminum Shielding Elastomer Resists Galvanic Corrosion

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) now offers a nickel-aluminum silicone for marine gaskets that require galvanic-corrosion resistance and MIL-DTL-83528F EMI shielding. SSP’s new product, SSP-2529, is an offset to Chomerics 6502 that features shorter lead times and lower minimum order quantities (MOQs) than the competition.   SSP-2529 is a dark gray, 68-durometer EMI silicone that’s supplied as molded sheets and extruded profiles. This nickel-aluminum product was tested for [...]