Bonded EMI O-Rings for Reduced Costs and Improved Performance

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes bonded EMI O-rings that provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI), electrical conductivity, and environmental sealing. At our manufacturing facility in Ballston Spa, New York (USA), we extrude cords of shielding silicones, cut them to size, and then bond O-rings using a proven process with multiple quality control checkpoints. These products provide a cost-effective alternative to molded EMI O-rings and a better-performing choice than [...]

SSP Joins Silicone Expo and Event Advisory Board

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) will attend Silicone Expo, the world’s first free-to-attend commercial tradeshow and conference for the silicone industry, next summer. This in-person event is scheduled for June 21 to 23, 2022 at the TCF Center in Detroit and will feature 180+ exhibitors, two conference tracks with virtual roundtables, 65+ speakers, and over 3500 buyers. Select Global Events (SGE) is organizing Silicone Expo and invites industry members to book a booth.Dominic Testo, [...]

The Silicone Shortage Explained

There isn’t a simple explanation for the global shortage of silicone rubber. It’s about changes in supply and demand, pandemic-related problems with shipping/logistics, manpower, and raw materials. If you’re concerned about where the market is headed, it might help to consider the causes of the current shortage and some long-term solutions. We’ll also look at what you can do now to avoid stock-outs, excessive lead times, and surprise price increases.CausesDemand: Demand [...]

EMI Shielding for Electric Vehicles: Get the White Paper

Electric vehicles (EVs) are susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) because they put significant amounts of electrical and electronic content into confined spaces. The radiated and conductive emissions from these systems can disrupt circuits and result in conditions that range from minor inconveniences to dangerous losses of vehicle function. Without proper EMI shielding, performance and safety can suffer.In a new white paper, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) explains what engineers [...]

MIL-DTL-25988 Fluorosilciones with Full COAs and Low MOQs

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) makes MIL-DTL-25988 fluorosilicones with a full certificate of analysis (COA) for each batch and with no extra testing fees or costs. Plus, SSP supplies these military and aerospace silicones in sheets, rolls, and ready-to-mold compounds with low minimum order quantities (MOQs). Several of SSP’s MIL-DTL-25988 fluorosilicones have independent testing reports from Akron Rubber Development Laboratory, Inc. (ARDL), and all of SSP’s MIL-DTL-25988 [...]