COAs vs. COCs: What Certs Say About Silicone Quality

COAs and COCs certify the quality of the materials that silicone suppliers send to their customers. 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. In other words, COAs are data-driven while COCs are not.    Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), a leading manufacturer of silicone elastomers, sends COAs that prove the quality of its materials. [...]


New Flame-Retardant Shielding Silicone Meets UL 94 V-0

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) now offers a 60-durometer, nickel-graphite shielding silicone that meets the flammability requirements of UL 94 V-0, a flame-testing standard from Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Flame-retardant SSP-502-60-V0 is supplied as a ready-to-mold compound, fully-cured conductive sheet stock, or as continuous rolls. This particle-filled silicone supports gasket fabrication through a variety of manufacturing methods and provides environmental sealing and electrical [...]


NSF Approves SSP Grease as H1 Food Grade Lubricant

NSF International has approved SSP-1219, a lubricating grease from Specialty Silicone Products (SSP), for incidental food contact (H1) in and around food processing areas. This stiff, tacky lubricating compound is included in the current NSF White Book Listing of Nonfood Compounds at the NSF website. The NSF Registration No. is 156075 and the Certificate No. is C0096873-01.  SSP-1219 may be used on food processing equipment as a protective anti-rust film, a release agent on tank closure [...]


Meet Amelia Berry, Product Development Chemist

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) continues to grow as we meet global demand for innovative elastomers. Recently, our Ballston Spa, New York company added a new product development chemist to the team. Amelia Berry is supporting research and development (R&D) efforts that will help lead to new products. Through hands-on testing, she’s also supporting important quality assurance (QA) activities.  Top-Notch Education, Laboratory Experience Amelia Berry is a recent graduate of [...]


General-Purpose Fluorosilicones for Gasket Fabrication

General-purpose fluorosilicones combine the advantages of silicone rubber with resistance to solvents, fuels, and oils. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies these elastomers as compression-molded sheets, continuous rolls, and ready-to-mold compounds. SSP’s general-purpose fluorosilicones include products in different durometers that comply with MIL-R-25988, Version B requirements. SSP also supplies high-strength MIL-R-25988 silicones, SAE AMS 3326 fluorosilicones, and EMI shielding [...]