REACH Compliance and Medical Silicones

Specialty Silicones Products (SSP) makes ultra-clean silicones that are used with medical devices and equipment. The base material in our SSP 2390-series elastomers meets USP Class VI requirements for biocompatibility. These platinum-cured silicones also meet FDA CFR 177.2600 requirements and comply with the European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive. Increasingly, however, we’re also asked about REACH compliance.The purpose of this article is to clarify [...]

EMI Conductive Silicones with Third-Party Test Data

How do you decide which EMI conductive silicones to specify and purchase? If you’re like most engineers, buyers, and product managers, you need to see third-party test data in order to trust a supplier’s products. Price, minimum order quantities (MOQs), and delivery times are important, of course, but there’s no substitute for independent testing, especially if you need EMI conductive silicones that meet standards like MIL-DTL-83528 for military gaskets or UL 94 V0 EMI gaskets [...]

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 [...]