USP Class VI Silicones White Paper Now Available

USP Class VI silicones meet stringent biocompatibility requirements that are defined by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). USP Class VI requires a systemic toxicity test, an intracutaneous test, and an implantation test, all of which are directly related to the end use of the silicone article. The extractants used are typical for medical applications.For manufacturers of medical devices and equipment, it’s important to [...]


Ten Things You May Not Know About SSP

How well do you know your suppliers? At a time when many companies want to reduce supply chain risk, it pays to learn more about your partners. For over 30 years, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has been known for making “silicones that work”. Our customers like the speed, flexibility, and service that they receive from us, too. Whether you need silicones for EMI RFI shielding, medical devices and equipment, laboratory uses, or military and aerospace applications, you can count on [...]


Did You Know SSP Makes EMI/RFI O-Rings?

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is manufacturing vulcanized and molded O-rings that provide shielding against electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). The addition of our third extruder has allowed us to expand our bonded O-ring manufacturing and meet growing demand for reliable EMI/RFI O-rings made from the following shielding silicones:    SSP-502-65 nickel-graphite filled siliconeSSP-2368-65 MIL-DTL-83528 Type B siliconeSSP-2486-70 MIL-DTL-83528 [...]


New TDS for SSP Offsets to Discontinued GORE® EMI Gasket Materials

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has published new technical data sheets (TDS) and an outgassing report for SSP-502-40-V0 and SSP-502-60-V0, alternatives to discontinued GORE® EMI gasket materials. Last November, W.L. Gore distributed an end-of-life notification about GORE® GS2100, GS5200, and GS8000, flame-resistant materials for EMI shielding and gasketing. SSP is now filling this gap in the marketplace and sharing technical data that former buyers of GORE® EMI materials can use [...]


RPN Reports SSP Alternatives to GORE® EMI Shielding, COVID-19 Response

Rubber & Plastics News (RPN) is reporting how Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is providing alternatives to discontinued GORE® EMI shielding and increasing production of EMI gasket materials and USP Class VI silicones for the fight against COVID-19. Mike Scott, RPN News Correspondent, covers both stories in the May 4, 2020 edition of this popular trade publication. Click here to download RPN’s full-page spread about Specialty Silicone Products of Ballston Spa, New York (USA).SSP [...]