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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).

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EMI Gasket Materials for Medical Devices: Thin, Small, Lightweight Solutions

 

In Brief

Medical device designers need gasket materials that resist electromagnetic interference (EMI), provide environmental sealing, and support thin, small, lightweight designs. SSP-502 shielding silicones meet these requirements.

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Ultra-Low Bleed Septa for Analytical Purity

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Ultra-low bleed septa promote analytical purity by reducing the risk of contamination. They’re made of platinum-cured silicones and free from excess siloxanes, contaminants that can interfere with GC/MS, LC/MS, EPA/VOA, and soil and water testing.

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Silicone Septa: Platinum Curing and Analytical Purity

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Medical silicones for septa can be platinum-cured or peroxide-cured. Silicone septa that are platinum-cured are less likely to interact with samples and don’t contain byproducts that cause contamination from leeching or bleeding.

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USP Class VI Silicone is Independently Certified for Biocompatibility

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Medical devices need materials that are safe for direct or indirect patient contact. SSP-2390 is an FDA USP Class VI silicone that meets the most stringent requirements for biocompatibility and has received a certificate of compliance from a leading laboratory.       

    

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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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