Silicone Antifoam Emulsions for Food Processing
TRANS-1030, TRANS-5, TRANS-10, TRANS-20, & TRANS-30
The above listed TRANS series of antifoams are food-grade, water-based, silicone emulsions (as polydimethylsiloxane) designed to control foam in most aqueous systems. Widely used in many non-food-grade industrial applications, these antifoams find utility beyond, and are not limited to, the food industry. The functional properties developed especially for our TRANS products to eliminate and prevent excessive foam include: quick dispersibility, slight insolubility, relative stability, and a high degree of spreadability in the foaming system.
The active ingredient, polydimethylsiloxane, is an inert polymer with the following structure:
These particular TRANS antifoam products utilize only food-grade, nonionic emulsifiers; and contain only ingredients that are recognized by qualified experts as safe in food products according to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Part 173.340. They may therefore be used as direct food additives in most foods at levels anywhere from 33 to 333 parts per million (mg/L) depending upon the product. As processing aids, these TRANS products are considered 'secondary direct food additives' and impart no flavor, odor, or functional attributes to the food. Please consult the Code of Federal Regulations for further clarification on antifoam usage in your particular foodstuff.
Documentation is available upon request through our Technical section.