Why use anti-caking agents in powders?
Powdered ingredients are increasingly being used in many industries. It is crucial that these powders have good flowability so that they can be easily discharged from storage and accurately dosed.
This can be troublesome, as many powders are highly cohesive and so do not flow well on their own. Many powders tend to cake upon prolonged storage or while being transported due to climatic conditions and pressure.
Anticaking agents stop powder materials and granulated ingredients from clumping. Added in very small amounts, these compounds prevent dry powders from sticking together, ensuring a product remains dry and free-flowing.
HIFULL fumed silica can efficiently solve the caking issues of powder products.
HIFULL HL-200 (Fumed Silica), a common anti-caking agent which is added to table salt, etc. adsorbs both water and oil. Although they are food additives, anticaking agents have other applications too. For example, anticaking agents are popularly used in non-food items like powder coatings, road salt, fertilizers, cosmetics, synthetic detergents, and other such manufacturing applications.
How does HIFULL Fumed Silica function as Anti-caking Agent?
Applications of Fumed silica as Anti-caking Agent
Fumed silica is used as an anti-caking agent in the below applications: