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Are Silicone Kitchen Utensils And Bakeware Safe

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    August 24, 2022 10:29 PM EDT

    Look at your kitchen tools and cooking utensils in your kitchen, there are different materials like plastic bowls, wooden spoons, and stainless steel pots. And a revolutionary new material that will transform the way you cook and bake in the kitchen. This material is silicone.Get more news about Silicone Kitchen Utensils,you can vist our website!
    With too many negative reports about Teflon and plastic harm to the body and nature, customers turn to look for a better replacement that is easy to clean and safe for the body. Silicone utensils and bakeware have been gaining popularity due to their flexibility and non-stick feature. Are silicone kitchen utensils and bakeware safe?
    1. What is silicone?
    Silicone is also known as siloxanes is a man-made polymer made up of silicon, oxygen, carbon and hydrogen. Silicone is extracted from Silica, while Silica is the most common component of beach sand, that’s why Wacker and Dow say silicone is made from sand. Know more about SILICONE.
    2. Are silicone kitchen utensils and bakeware safe?
    But as silicone is a man-made compound, many of us remain skeptical about the safety of silicone, look at questions frequently asked
    The GSC(Global Silicone Council) has conducted dozens of scientific studies showing that silicone materials are safe for human health. Risk evaluations have been conducted by regulatory agencies such as Health Canada, Australia Departments of Environment and Health, EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety, all risk assessments concluded that there is no risk to human health from silicone material when used appropriately.
    1. Fillers were added to the raw silicone material.

    As a man-made polymer, silicone rubbers have exhibited excellent properties, such as thermal conductivity, fire resistance, good chemical stability, flame retardancy, and excellent resistance to heat and cold, etc.
    By changing the base polymer, adding reinforcing filler and special additives, parts of properties will be strengthened significantly to meet special application needs. In my other post on Silicone Classifications 加链接, you can know more about them.
    As for what fillers and how many were added, we have no idea about it, the material suppliers won’t tell you too, because it is technical data, it’s their trade secret. We, as silicone product manufacturers, buy raw silicone material from them and will require them to offer FDA or LFGB test reports, to prove their material is food safe. Material suppliers are liable for material safety.
    2. Next is our molding production stage, two kinds of filters we added include color pigment and vulcanizer agent.

    The cool and bright colors make silicone cookware attractive but also cause concerns. Many customers worry the color agent may be harmful to our bodies. We understand their concern, but don’t worry too much about it. Because the portion added is rather small, even negligible, normally 0.1% ~1%. SGS test report on Cd, Pb, and Hg is available too.
    Another filler is a vulcanizer agent, the widely welcomed platinum silicone is one of them. Platinum is one kind of vulcanizing agent we add to silicone material for molding production to convert silicone gel material into solid high elastic silicone rubber.