What SSP Learned at MD&M West

MD&M West is the world’s largest annual medtech event. Earlier this month, over 20,000 engineers and executives assembled at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California for MD&M West 2017. From February 7 to 9, the West Coast’s Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) tradeshow was where makers of medical devices and equipment found the business and technical solutions that they need. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), a Ballston Spa, New York (USA) manufacturer [...]


Medtech Materials at MD&M West (Booth 557)

For over 30 years, MD&M West has helped move medical devices from concept to market by uniting novel technologies with the industry’s finest minds. This year’s event will be held from February 7 to 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. For FDA/USP VI silicones, silicone membranes, laboratory products, EMI shielding, and other medtech materials, visit Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) in Booth #557. FDA/USP VI Silicones SSP’s 2390 series of medtech [...]


New White Paper: 3B Certified Silicones with High Flex-Fatigue Resistance

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that describes the company’s 3B certified silicones with high flex-fatigue resistance. The Ballston Spa, New York (USA) manufacturer supplies military and aerospace silicones that meet the full requirements of the A-A-59588 3B specification – with no exceptions for flexural testing.  Other suppliers claim that their silicones meet the A-A-59588 3B standard, but these materials only meet its [...]


Bonded O-Rings for EMI Shielding

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) extrudes EMI elastomers into solid cords that come in various stock sizes. Die cutters and other gasket fabricators can convert these cords into bonded O-rings that provide EMI shielding and environmental sealing. To join the ends of cords together, fabricators can use either cold bonding or vulcanization. Each method has advantages and disadvantages, so it’s important to select the technique that best suits your requirements. Here’s what you need to [...]


Outgassing, EMI Silicones, and ASTM E595-07

Outgassing in high-vacuum environments can disrupt electronic equipment and optical devices. For example, materials that release high levels of airborne molecular contaminants (AMCs) can degrade the performance of sensors and circuit boards in satellites. Because outer space is a vacuum, engineers must also account for how released gases can condense on camera lenses. In medical environments such as hospitals, AMCs can contaminate sterile surfaces.  Particle-filled silicones perform [...]