SSP Makes Equipment Investments

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), an innovative supplier of silicone materials and products, has made equipment investments in five major areas. Recently, our Ballston Spa, New York (USA) facility added a mixing mill, an extruding machine, precision measurement equipment, an injection molding machine, and automated packaging equipment. SSP’s recent investments will increase capacity, improve quality, and speed delivery times for customers in all of the markets that we serve.  Mixing [...]


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.  [...]