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Specialty Silicone Products

Specialty Silicone Products, Inc. (SSP) was founded in 1989 by four former employees of GE Silicones who recognized that several niche markets were emerging based on silicone technology – and that no commercial solution existed to meet this growing demand. Together, SSP’s founders combined their experience to design and manufacture EMI RFI Conductive Silicones for Electronics/Military applications; Silicone/PTFE Septa liners and caps for Pharmaceutical customers; and custom silicone compounds for Industrial Gasket Fabricators. Today, SSP is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with over 70 employees and a 54,000-sq.-ft. facility in Ballston Spa, New York (USA).

Recent Articles

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EMI Silicones for Sealing and Shielding in Medical Devices and Equipment

 

In Brief 

Medical gaskets that are made of particle-filled silicones provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and environmental sealing. Silicone, an inert elastomer, offers thermal stability over a wide temperature range and resists water, ozone, and sunlight. When filled with metal or metal-coated particles, silicone compounds can also conduct electricity and resist EMI.

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Thin Silicone Membranes for Medical Devices and Laboratory Products

 

In Brief 

Thin silicone membranes are used in medical devices and laboratory products such as catheters, valves, thin film parts, and gaskets. These highly-permeable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) membranes provide a barrier to liquids and a permeable path to gaseous elements and compounds.

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Platinum-Cured Silicones for Medical Devices and Equipment


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Medical device and medical equipment manufacturers need high-purity silicones for tubing, cables, seals, gaskets, and other components. Specialty Silicone Products (SSP) supplies an ultra-clean line of platinum-cured silicones that are FDA, USP Class VI, and RoHS compliant. SSP-2390 Series silicones are also cost-effective and come in a range of durometers and custom colors. These medical grade silicones support precision die cutting and extrusion, and are available as sheets and ready-to-mold compounds. 
 
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