Meet Gary Falchi, Engineer

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 engineer, Gary Falchi. Gary joins another engineer, four tool-and-die makers, and a maintenance technician on a seven-person team that’s led by Kyle Wright, SSP’s Engineering Manager. From Craft Beer to Specialty Silicones A native of Sauquoit, New York, Gary is a recent graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) [...]



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 [...]