Overview: What is Silicon Dioxide?
An oxide of silicon, Silicon Dioxide is commonly produced as a white silica powder from a range of sources. Its structure makes it a very low-density material, easily applicable to a range of products.
The production of Silicon Dioxide is primarily done through mining and purifying quartz. A finer and more pure product does also occur with various chemical processing. There are countless routes to manufacture Silicon Dioxide in-depth, ranging from precipitation, microchips, combustion and many more. The method used is rooted in the Silica used to start with (such as Silane, TEOS, Sodium Silicate etc.). From here, it is separated from the other composition products before being purified and packaged.
The primary application of Silicon Dioxide is as an anti-caking agent in a range of products. These include foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many more.
Industrial applications of Silicon Dioxide are varied, including Concrete, Glass and many more. The Concrete industry accounts for up to 95% of the industrial use of Silicon Dioxide. The other primary industries are the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Within these industries, it is a specific product as an anti-caking agent in various items such as seasoning blends, coffee creamer, spices, tablets and much more. Cosmetics use it as a natural absorbent and light diffuser in products such as sun-screens.
Silicon Dioxide at Kilo Ltd.
Silicon Dioxide is a well-used product with several niches of value. This is an item, as we supply this regularly, is held on-site in Kilo's BRC Accredited warehouses. We can sell from a single bag to pallet lots and beyond to provide the customer with the perfect product direct to their door.
If this information has helped you at all, or should you require pricing, more details or anything in between, please feel free to get in touch. Kilo can be contacted via telephone on 01.84 293 222, email, or using any of the buttons on this page. We are always happy to help.
|Foods|||||Seasoning Blends, Coffee Creamer, Spices|
|Pharmaceutical|||||Medicinal Tablets and Powders|
|Cosmetic|||||Sun Screens, Powdered Compounds|
This information is provided as a guide and is by no means legally binding. Suggestions on dosage rates, specific applications and anything else related to detailed quality information can be provided by our quality team or requested directly to our manufacturer.