Application of Silica Powder

Food Additives:- Silica is a common additive in food production, where it is usedprimarily as a flow agent in powdered foods, or to adsorb water in hygroscopic applications. It is used as an anti-caking agent in powdered foods such as spices and non-dairy coffee creamer. . The self-contained gel packs frequently found in medications and over-the-counter supplement bottles usually contain some form of silica.

Glass Artefacts:- Quartz powders or glass powders are silica sand heated to extreme temperatures and melted. Artisans and manufacturers mold and shape the molten material. When cooled, the substance becomes glass.

Paint & Plastics:- Paints, plastics, polyvinyl chloride glue, and corrosive resistant coatings all contain silica powders. In some of these products, the silica acts as a thickening or hardening agent.

Detergents:- Some cleansers and detergents contain silica powders The granulated mineral scrubs surfaces by means of mechanical abrasion. Silica detergents might be used for washing clothes, dishes, or be found in general powdered cleaners. Abrasive action is also desired in some toothpastes, which contain diatomaceous earth silica as one of the ingredients.

Cosmetics:- Silica cosmetics contain the silky translucent powder to absorb skin oils. The mineral is thought to be hypoallergenic and some believe the substance reduces the visibility of facial lines and wrinkles.

Soil Additives:- Consumers may purchase silica powders and add the substance to lawns or soil to increase moisture retention.

Manufacture of leaded glass:- Silica also reacts with metal oxides like sodium oxide or lead oxide. These reactions are used to produce different types of glass, such as borosilicate glass or leaded glass. Borosilicate glass is a type of glass that can handle temperature extremes. It is often used in glassware for laboratories.