5G Networks, EMF Radiation Emissions, and EMI Shielding

5G networks will increase the speed, responsiveness, capacity, and latency of wireless communications. Fifth-generation (5G) cellular technology will also provide greater support for the Internet of Things (IoT), a network of connected, physical objects that contain electronics and sensors. Today, IoT applications include wearables, appliances, vehicles, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (VR), and Industry 4.0. Many electronic designers are excited about 5G’s benefits, but [...]


USP Class VI Silicone is Independently Certified for Biocompatibility

Medical devices need materials that are safe for direct or indirect patient contact. SSP-2390 is an FDA USP Class VI silicone that meets the most stringent requirements for biocompatibility and has received a certificate of compliance from a leading laboratory.          Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has earned a certificate of compliance (CoC) from a third-party laboratory for an ultra-clean, ultra-pure silicone that passes USP Biological Reactivity Tests, In Vivo [...]


Meet SSP's Industrial Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures EMI silicones and a wide variety of silicone compounds. SSP’s Industrial Team is led by Ron Bushey and includes a group of machine operators and silicone specialists that we’d like you to meet. Ron Bushey is the Production Manager for the industrial side of SSP’s business. Since joining the company 10 years ago, he’s seen plenty of changes. For example, SSP now runs two shifts instead of one. The number of production [...]


New White Paper: Molded Frame Gaskets for EMI Shielding

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that explains how molded frame gaskets for EMI shielding can reduce costs, increase material yields, and support low-volume production. Engineers, technical buyers, and sourcing managers who need frame-shaped EMI gaskets are invited to contact SSP or email Dominic Testo for this cost-saving white paper. SSP makes conductive elastomers, including mold-able EMI silicones. The Ballston Spa, New York (USA) company also [...]


Nickel-Aluminum EMI Silicone Resists Galvanic Corrosion

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies a nickel-aluminum silicone that provides EMI shielding, resists galvanic corrosion, and offers an offset to Chomerics 6502. SSP-2529 is ideal for marine environments and is available in molded sheets and extruded profiles. SSP’s dark gray, 68-durometer shielding silicone also has shorter lead times and lower minimum order quantities (MOQs) than the competition.  The shielding effectiveness for SSP-2529 was tested at over 100 dB between 20 [...]