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 [...]


EMI Elastomers: Three Takeaways from Electronica Germany

Munich is more than just the home of Oktoberfest. Germany’s third-largest city is where you’ll find the headquarters of major corporations like BMW and Siemens, as well as many small-to-medium companies. Recently, Munich hosted Electronica, the world’s largest tradeshow for the electronics industry. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) was there, and we gained some important takeaways that we’d like to share with you.  From November 8 to 11, 2016, SSP showcased its [...]