Meet the New Faces of SSP

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) continues to grow as our Made in the USA manufacturing company meets increased demand and reaches new markets. Founded in 1989 by four former employees of GE Silicones, SSP now employs approximately 75 people at our facility in Ballston Spa, New York. Recently, SSP added three new members to our team. Meet Jillian Massetti, Customer Account Coordinator; Karen Heidenstrom, Account Manager; and Mike Nicastro, Business Development Representative. In the photo that [...]


10 Things You Might Not Have Known About SSP

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has a reputation for developing “silicones that work”. That’s not all we’re known for, however. If you ask our customers, you’ll learn that SSP supplies silicone compounds with speed and flexibility. Our customers like the service that they receive from us, too. There are many reasons to choose silicone elastomers from SSP, but here are 10 things you might not have known about us.  1. Company History SSP was founded in 1989 [...]


New 50-Durometer 3A Silicone Resists Flex-Fatigue, Tearing, Low Temperatures

Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) has developed a 50-durometer silicone that meets the full requirements of A-A-59588, Class 3A, Grade 50. The elastomer, SSP-2523-T, combines low-temperature resistance with high tear strength and flex-fatigue resistance. SSP-2523-T is supplied as uncured ready-to-mold compounds, compression-molded sheets, and continuous rolls for gasket fabrication. A-A-59588, Class 3A and Flex-Fatigue Resistance The A-A-59588 standard is published by the U.S. General Services [...]


Platinum-Cured Silicones: What Gasket Fabricators Need to Know

Many gasket fabricators want to enter the medical marketplace or increase their sales to manufacturers of medical devices and equipment. Market research can be challenging, however, and some companies may believe – incorrectly – that all medical gaskets require cleanroom fabrication. By focusing on the right medical materials, however, you can uncover new business opportunities. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies platinum-cured silicones that support die cutting, water jet [...]


What’s the Best Way to Bond EMI O-Rings?

EMI O-rings combine environmental sealing with protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI). They’re made of silicone compounds that are filled with metal or metal-coated particles such as silver, silver-aluminum, or nickel-graphite. Gasket fabricators produce EMI O-rings by cutting EMI cord stock and then bonding the ends of cut lengths together. Applications for these donut-shaped seals include automotive, aerospace, industrial, medical, and military electronics. To convert EMI [...]