EMI O-Rings: Conductive Gaskets for EMI Shielding

EMI O-rings are electrically-conductive gaskets that provide reliable shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI), disturbances that can disrupt electronic components, modules and systems. These EMI shielding gaskets are made of specialty silicones that are packed with metallic or metal-coated particles. Silicones, a family of synthetic elastomers, withstand a wide range of temperatures and provide environmental sealing. The metallic or metal-coated particles in EMI silicones conduct [...]

Silicone Rubber Calendering for Military and Aerospace Grades

Silicone rubber calendering for military and aerospace grades is used to produce composite materials that meet demanding specifications such as A-A 59588, Class 3B, Grade 50. Often, the silicone rubber is reinforced with a fabric such as DuPont Dacron®, a lightweight polyester material with excellent tear strength. Military and aerospace seals that are molded from a silicone/Dacron composite combine the wide temperature range and sealing capability of silicone with the structural integrity [...]

What SSP Learned at the GFA Spring 2019 Meeting

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended the Spring 2019 Meeting of the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA), a leading trade group for companies that provide custom-fabricated components like seals, gaskets, tapes and adhesives. From March 12 to 14, SSP joined scores of other manufacturers and service providers at the Saddlebrook Resort in sunny Tampa, Florida. The GFA holds two meetings each year, but this event was different because of its focus on plant [...]

Teamwork: It’s How Material Suppliers and Fabricators Win

Material suppliers and fabricators who work together can win new business and increase their sales. By partnering with the right supplier, a fabricator can acquire technical knowledge. That’s important in a crowded marketplace at a time when some materials, such as silicones, are in short supply and high demand. They say that opposites attract, but did you know that applies to your supply chain, too?  Material Suppliers  Most material suppliers specialize in a single category [...]

New White Paper: Silicone Prices and Silicone Specifications

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that explains why silicone buyers need to consider the true costs of meeting specifications – and what can happen if you choose a cheaper compound instead. SSP’s new white paper, “Silicone Prices and Silicone Specifications”, also explains why gasket fabricators may assume a level of compliance that doesn’t really exist. To get the white paper, contact SSP on-line or email Dominic [...]