Three Silicone Sourcing Lessons from GFA Expo 2016

Orlando is a premiere vacation destination, especially during the cold-weather months in more northern climates. This central Florida city is best known as the home of Walt Disney World, but Mickey Mouse isn’t the only attraction there. From April 5 to 7, 2016, members of the Gasket Fabricators Association (GFA) met at Orlando’s Rosen Shingle Creek conference center for the 2016 Gasketing/Converting Expo. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) attended this three-day event, and learned [...]


EMI Gasket White Paper for Designers and Fabricators

Electronic designers need gaskets that resist electromagnetic interference (EMI), support electrical conductivity, and provide environmental sealing. In the automotive, aerospace, communications, and medical device industries, EMI gaskets made of particle-filled silicones are meeting these challenges. Yet designers also need elastomeric shielding with specific material properties such as softness or resistance to fuels. Cost-effectiveness and ease-of-fabrication are important, too. How to [...]


ArmouRFI for Stronger Shielding Gaskets

Particle-filled silicones provide environmental sealing, electrical conductivity, and resistance to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and/or radio frequency interference (RFI). These conductive shielding elastomers are filled with metal or metal-coated particles, and are supplied as sheets, rolls, or ready-to-mold compounds for the cost-effective fabrication of silicone shielding gaskets. Engineers use particle-filled silicones in numerous shielding and sealing applications, but can these [...]


MIL-SPEC Materials for Conductive Elastomer EMI Gaskets

Defense contractors need military gaskets that conduct electricity, resist electromagnetic interference (EMI) or radio frequency interference (RFI), and provide environmental sealing. Particle-filled silicones can meet project requirements, and also comply with MIL-DTL-83528, a U.S. military specification (MIL-SPEC) for electrically-conductive elastomeric shielding gaskets used in EMI and RFI suppression. MIL-DTL-83528 Gasket Materials As part of its line of SPECSHIELD™ EMI RFI [...]


Platinum-Cured Silicones for Medical Devices and Equipment

Medical device and medical equipment manufacturers need high-purity silicones for tubing, cables, seals, gaskets, and other components. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies an ultra-clean line of platinum-cured silicones that are FDA, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant. SSP-2390 Series silicones are also cost-effective and come in a range of durometers and custom colors. These medical grade silicones support precision die cutting and extrusion, and are available as sheets and ready-to-mold [...]