The seemingly unfamiliar name of food-grade silicone, as it appears frequently in maternal and child products, has gradually begun to attract attention. As a new type of material used in nipples, milk bottles, cups, brushing teeth, and even spoons, its wide application and the enthusiasm that companies are keen to advertise, it is undoubted what is food grade silicone ?
According to experts, food-grade silica gel is an inorganic polymer colloidal material made of polycondensation of silicic acid. The main component is SiO2 • nH2O. Its content is more than 98%, non-toxic and odorless, chemical properties are stable, and in addition to caustic alkali and Hydrofluoric acid does not react with any acid-base salts. It can withstand high temperatures of 220°C and can be used in microwave ovens without any side effects to the human body. It is safer and healthier than other materials. For example, common plastics must be added with a large amount of antioxidants, plasticizers, stabilizers, etc., which are harmful to the human body. Moreover, plastics will exude environmental hormones and cause fat in human body under high temperature conditions. Accumulated in the organization. In simple terms, food-grade silicone has strong stability properties and is more in line with health and safety requirements. In fact, traces of food-grade silicone have been found in the homes of ordinary people. The most common is the gasket used in the pressure cooker for sealing, which is easy to clean and non-toxic.
At present, the level of food-grade silicone products mainly involved in the market is mainly classified into drug-grade silica gel and food-grade silica gel, but it must be certified by the State Food and Drug Administration. The infant products on the market in China generally follow three national standards: China, the United States, and Europe. Experts suggest that at the time of purchase, it is necessary to understand what kind of standards the product is implemented in, and whether it is certified by the State Food and Drug Administration or a third-party testing agency to ensure that it is authentic.
With the rise of food grade silica gel in foreign countries, its health and safety performance has been proven, and domestic manufacturers have begun to use plastic materials instead of the original ones. They are mainly used in maternal and infant products, but some companies also use this material in everyday life. In daily necessities, such as cups, bowls, baking molds, steamers, etc. At the same time with the formation of other materials with the emergence of ceramic silica gel, glass silica gel and other material combinations. While being beautiful and durable, it also highlights the concept of healthy life and environmental health.
Experts stated that the replacement of conventional materials with food-grade silicone by Baili Ju has become a trend in the development and design of future lifestyle products. The popularization of low-carbon life concept also encourages everyone to develop and attach importance to environmentally-friendly materials. In the next few years, food-grade silicone will become a common material for household items in every family.