Food-grade silicone, a seemingly unfamiliar name, has become more and more popular with maternal and child products. As a new type of material applied to products such as nipples, bottles, cups, brushing teeth, and even spoons, its wide application level and the gimmicks advertised by various merchants are undoubted. What is food grade silicone? Interviewed experts from relevant fields and explored them.
According to experts, food grade silica gel is an inorganic polymer colloidal material formed by polycondensation of silicic acid. Its main component is SiO2•nH2O. Its content is above 98%. It is non-toxic and tasteless, and its chemical properties are stable. In addition to caustic alkali and In addition to hydrofluoric acid, it does not react with any acid-base salt. It can withstand high temperatures of 220 ° C and can be used in a microwave oven without any side effects on 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, and plastics can cause environmental hormones to exude and fat in the human body under high temperature conditions. Accumulated in the organization. Simply put, food grade silicone has strong stability properties and is more in line with healthy and safe living requirements. In fact, in the ordinary people's homes there are food grade silica gel traces, the most common is the gasket used in the pressure cooker for sealing, easy to clean and non-toxic and harmless.
At present, the food grade silicone products mainly involved in the market are mainly classified into pharmaceutical grade silica gel and food grade silica gel, but they must be certified by the State Food and Drug Administration. Infant and toddler products on the market in China generally follow three national standards: China, the United States, and Europe. Experts suggest that when purchasing, you need to know which country's standards are implemented, and whether it is certified by the State Food and Drug Administration or a third-party testing agency to ensure that it is genuine.
With the rise of food grade silica gel abroad, its health and safety performance has been proven, domestic manufacturers have also begun to replace the original plastic materials, and mainly used in maternal and child products, but some businesses have applied this material to their daily needs. In daily necessities, such as cups, bowls, baking molds, steamers, and the like. At the same time, it is more compatible with other materials, and there are various combinations of materials such as ceramic silica gel and glass silica gel. While being beautiful and durable, it also highlights the concept of healthy living, environmental sanitation.
Experts said that the replacement of conventional materials by Bailiju food grade silica gel has become a trend in the development and design of future daily necessities. The popularity of low-carbon life concepts has also prompted the development and attention of environmentally-friendly materials. In the next few years, food-grade silicone will become a common material for daily necessities in every household.