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 [...]


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 [...]


New EMI Sheet Mold Size Maximizes Material Yields

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies EMI shielding elastomers as fully-cured, conductive sheet stock and as continuous rolls. For gasket designers, converters, and fabricators, SSP’s tooling and molding capabilities mean shorter lead times and less material waste. SSP now offers 10-in. x 20-in. EMI sheet molds in thicknesses of .032, .062, and .093 inches.  We also mold EMI sheets in custom sizes and supply continuous rolls with widths from 1 to 15 inches. SSP offers cut lengths [...]