Feb, 26 2019

New White Paper: Silicone Prices and Silicone Specifications



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 Testo.

The True Cost of Compliance

Over the years, buyers have come to expect low prices for the raw compound used in silicones. Thanks to recent price hikes, however, the true cost of meeting aerospace and defense specifications has become clear. Choosing a cheaper compound can seem like a good way to control gasket costs, but fabricators who get audited can face expenses like the ones described in SSP’s white paper.

Four Supply Chain Changes

To reduce the risk of non-compliance, buyers need to understand how four factors have transformed the silicone supply chain.

  • Supplier changes
  • Lower-cost inputs
  • Discontinued inputs
  • Supplier consolidation

SSP’s new white paper, “Silicone Prices and Silicone Specifications,” explains where each of these factors can put your compliance at risk – and what you can do about it.

COAs and COCs

Certificates of Analysis (COAs) report the test results for a specific batch of materials. Certificates of Conformance (COCs) simply attest to a batch’s compliance with those requirements. It’s important to understand this difference, but it’s essential to choose a silicone supplier that’s truly capable of quality. SSP’s new white paper explains what you need to know.

How to Get the White Paper

Buyers, sourcing managers, engineers, and C-suite executives alike are invited to request SSP’s new white paper, “Silicone Prices and Silicone Specifications”. The information in this publication is essential for the aerospace and defense industry, but the lessons also apply to medical device manufacturing and many other applications. To get the white paper, contact SSP on-line or email Dominic Testo.