EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J.—Bluestar Silicones USA Corp. has introduced a line of Silcolapse-brand foam control additives for food and industrial applications.
These foam control additives are available locally, and will be manufactured in South Carolina.
Silcolapse-brand foam control products are available in a range of dilutions to meet customer-specific anti-foaming needs, the company said.
The company said these water soluble additives effectively control foam at concentrations as low as 10 ppm solids, even at elevated temperatures and under pressure. These products also are effective at wide-ranging pH levels and are particularly effective in alkaline conditions, Bluestar said.
Silcolapse 623 and 621 are designed for industrial applications, such as oil and petroleum, textiles, pesticides, pulp and paper, plastics recycling, synthetic rubber processing, wastewater treatment and sea water distillation.
Silcolapse 723, Silcolapse 722, and Silcolapse 721 are compliant with 21 CFR 173.340 Defoaming Agents and other Indirect Food Additives sections of 21 CFR, Bluestar said.
Typical examples include rendering-edible oil manufacturing, synthesis of food additives, fermentation, and processing of seafood, potatoes and freeze-dried products.
In June 2012, Bluestar Silicones opened a new 226,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in York, S.C. This facility is home to all manufacturing and R&D in North America for Bluestar Silicones.