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Silica Solutions for Today’s Formulations

Grace’s SYLOID® and PERKASIL® silicas provide an abundance of uses across food, nutraceutical, and pharmaceutical applications.

Silicas are chemically inert; have neutral pH; have little or no negative health implications; and do not affect the color, taste, or aroma, of food products. This makes them ideal for food and beverage applications.

SYLOID® silicas are compliant with the test requirements for silicon dioxide as described in the latest editions of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the EU Commission Regulation No. 231/2012 (E 551), and the latest edition of Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives (D325).

Grace’s PERKASIL® silicas are compliant with the test requirements for silicon dioxide as described in the latest editions of the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC), the EU Commission Regulation No. 231/2012 (E 551), and the latest edition of Japan's Specifications and Standards for Food Additives (D325).

Multifunctional Excipients

SYLOID® silica excipients are recommended as general-purpose, high-performance anti-caking, free-flow, and carrying agents for food and industrial applications. A combination of high pore volume with a large internal surface area makes them extremely efficient for these applications. SYLOID® silica excipients have a strong affinity for moisture and also for organic-based liquids. A flavorless and odorless synthetic amorphous silica appearing as a white free-flowing powder, it is available in a range of grades to meet a variety of formulation requirements.

PERKASIL® anti-caking agents have a broad application portfolio in the consumer and agriculture markets and mainly serve as anti-caking and free-flow agents for food/feed additives and nutrients as well as dietary minerals and salts; liquid carrier and free-flow aid for vitamins, cosmetics, flavors and fragrances, edible oils and fats; and antioxidants and anti-caking and processing aid for all kinds of agricultural products. A flavorless and odorless synthetic amorphous silica appearing as a white free-flowing powder, it is available in a range of grades to meet a variety of formulation requirements.

Flow Improvement and Anti-Caking Agents 

Regardless if in bulk or powdered form, keeping food products from caking during processing and storage is critical to providing a quality product to your customer.

SYLOID® and PERKASIL® silicas can act as anti-caking and free-flowing agents and serve the following functions:

  • Prevent clumping
  • Maintain free-flow behavior
  • Improve processability and homogeneity
  • Control moisture
  • In general, extend the shelf life of powdered feed products and ingredients.

Viscosity Modifiers

Many processed foods use a variety of ingredients to modify their viscosity or texture. These ingredients include texturizers, thickeners, viscosity modifiers, gelling agents, and stiffening agents and give the food technology formulator a range of tools to provide the desired texture and thickness to food products the consumer desires.

Our SYLOID® and PERKASIL® silicas can be used as effective viscosity modifying agents to help achieve the desired texture or thickness in food products. They can also be used to convert liquids to gels, pastes, or powders for food or dietary supplement formulations.

To learn more about how the multi-functional characteristics of SYLOID® silica can be used to benefit the processing, stability, or aesthetics of your food products, contact your Grace representative.

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