Five Lessons from Electronica Munich

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) recently attended Electronica Munich, the world’s leading tradeshow for the electronics industry. From November 13 to 16, the Ballston Spa, New York (USA) company showcased SpecShield™ silicones that help to protect electronics from the damaging, disruptive, and potentially deadly effects of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). Visitors to the SSP booth at Electronica Munich also learned how we provide [...]


SSP Earns ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), global supplier of SpecShield™ silicones, FDA/USP VI silicones, custom septa, and other rubber and plastic products and materials, is now ISO 9001:2015 certified. AEA Quality Registrars, Inc. of Wappingers Falls, New York (USA) issued SSP’s certificate of registration (SSP-001B), which is valid until November 4, 2021.  SSP has been ISO-certified for many years and, until its recent ISO 9001:2015 certification, was an ISO 9001:2008 certified [...]


Meet SSP’s Bonding Team

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) manufactures standard and custom septa at its Ballston Spa, New York facility. SSP’s Bonding Team joins septa to caps across two shifts and includes a group of machine operators and silicone specialists we’d like you to meet. Kevin Meadows leads the team and is SSP’s Lab Products Production Manager. Since joining the company seven years ago, Kevin has worked on the bonding and friction teams, learned to run the mills, and served as a second [...]


Nickel-Aluminum Fluorosilicone Resists EMI, Fuels, Solvents, Galvanic Corrosion

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) now supplies a 72-durometer, nickel-aluminum fluorosilicone that’s been tested to MIL-DTL-83528 shielding effectiveness and resists fuels, solvents, and galvanic corrosion. SSP-2551 is ideal for marine environments such as the decks of aircraft carriers, where flange gaskets are subjected to salt spray, jet fuel, de-icing fluids, exhaust fumes, and electromagnetic interference (EMI).  Galvanic Protection in Marine Environments  Typically, EMI [...]


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 [...]