EMI Shielding for 5G Telecommunications Gaskets

5G telecommunications gaskets need reliable EMI shielding for electronic enclosure seams, power and signal panels, and connector backshells. As 5G networks proliferate, the isolation of sensitive circuits and electronic systems is becoming increasingly important, especially in urban environments. Noise from power supplies, propagation from repeater station antennas, and other forms of electromagnetic interference (EMI) can degrade electronic system isolation and increase crosstalk between [...]


Nickel-Aluminum Fluorosilicone Tested to 40 GHz, Meets MIL-DTL-461F 5.18 RE103

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing that SSP-2551, a nickel-aluminum fluorosilicone that combines EMI shielding with fuel, solvent, and galvanic corrosion resistance, has been independently tested to 40 GHz and can be used with military electronic products that need to meet MIL-DTL-461 5.18 RE103 requirements for controlling electromagnetic interference (EMI). SSP’s EMI fluorosilicone has also been independently tested to MIL-DTL-83528 for elastomeric shielding gaskets and to [...]


Faces of SSP: Meet Chuck Geysen, Quality Manager

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is pleased to introduce Chuck Geysen as our new Quality Manager. Chuck is responsible for driving the culture of quality at our Ballston Spa, New York (USA) manufacturing company and will focus on updating and improving SSP’s Quality Management System (QMS). This includes a strong emphasis on effectiveness and key metrics, adherence to ISO 9001:2015 requirements, and root cause/corrective actions to achieve year-over-year reductions in non-conformances. [...]


Nickel-Aluminum vs. Silver-Aluminum for EMI Gaskets

Nickel-aluminum shielding silicones offer greater price stability than silver-filled materials for EMI gaskets. Silver prices increased 45.4% last year and silver investments during the first week of 2021 rose 90% compared to the first seven days of 2020. That’s bad news for industrial buyers, many of whom are now looking for alternative materials. Nickel-aluminum silicones can combine EMI shielding with other performance properties, but engineers need to see the test data before switching [...]


SSP 2020: The Year in Review

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is ending 2020 with a look back at the year via the content we provided. Recently, we announced the release of an updated EMI/RFI Silicones Catalog with an all-new Extrusions chapter and two bonus white papers. Earlier this year, we published an all-new white paper called “Bonded EMI O-Rings for Reduced Costs and Improved Performance” that you can download here.SSP’s Silicones That Work Blog announced both of these resources and contained [...]