Low-Durometer Silicones for Sealing and Insulation

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies low-durometer silicones for medical, military, aerospace, and other demanding applications. These softer elastomers are available in durometers ranging from 10 to 30 (Shore A). Products include platinum-cured, medical-grade silicones; various military and aerospace silicones; and a 30-duromter EMI shielding silicone that’s filled with silver-aluminum particles.  SSP supplies these and other silicone elastomers as continuous rolls, molded [...]


Silicone Rubber with High Flex-Fatigue Resistance

Silicones resist a wide range of service temperatures, but they don’t always offer strong flex-fatigue resistance – a measure of an elastomer’s ability to withstand repeated flexing or bending. Flex-fatigue resistance is an important requirement for military and aerospace applications, however, so design engineers and technical buyers need to source silicone rubber with care. High temperatures, harsh environments, and excessive cycling can also contribute to elastomeric [...]


Defense Electronics Features SSP Particle-Filled Silicones

Particle-filled silicones from Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) are the subject of a feature article in Defense Electronics, a leading resource for design and development engineers who work for the U.S. military, homeland security, other government agencies, and defense contractors. In Particle-Filled Silicones Satisfy EMI Shielding Needs, SSP Product Manager Dominic J. Testo explains how SSP’s shielding silicones combine high levels of EMI shielding with ease-of-use, an important [...]


Extruded EMI Elastomers White Paper Describes New SSP Capabilities

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) is announcing the release of a new white paper that describes the ISO 9001:2008 certified company’s EMI extrusion capabilities. Recently, SSP added a 40-ton Loomis extruder at its Ballston Spa, New York facility. This equipment supports SSP’s entry into the global marketplace for extruded EMI elastomers and provides product engineers, material converters, and gasket fabricators with important new opportunities. Click here to get your copy of this [...]


Shielding Silicones with Conductive Fabric Reinforcements

Silicone rubber that’s filled with metal or metal-coated particles provides excellent EMI/RFI shielding and environmental sealing. The heavy loading of metal fills increases electrical conductivity, but can reduce tensile strength and Z-axis compression. If a material lacks sufficient tensile strength, cutting a small part with a thin cross-section may result in tearing during application or packaging. To address these concerns, Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) offers ArmouRFI™ [...]