SILFAR® S 188
SILFAR® S 188 is a 100% silicone antifoam agent specifically developed for the pharmaceutical and the food processing
1. Pharmaceutical use
SILFAR® S 188 complies with the requirements set down in the monographs "Simeticone (EP)" and "Simethicone (USP)".
SILFAR® S 188 is produced under cGMP and is suitable for use as an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) e.g. in antiflatulence and antacid preparations.
It works by acting as an antifoam agent to prevent or relieve flatulence in the alimentary canal and by forming a protective lining on e.g. the gastric mucous membrane.
It is often combined with fermentation preparations. When administered to patients, preparations containing the antifoam SILFAR® S 188 eliminate any flatulence that might hinder X-ray, ultrasonic or gastroscopic examinations. SILFAR® S 188
may be used to make tablets and coated tablets.
SILFAR® S 188 is also antifoam in fermentation and downstream processes, such as active-ingredient extraction and solvent recovery, especially when USP/EP compliant products are mandatory. SILFAR® S 188 is readily sterilized by heat.
2. Use in Food Processing
SILFAR® S 188 is a silicone compound based on E 900 and E 551 and may be used in Europe only as a processing aid for food. Therefore, it has to be ensured by the producer of the foodstuff that only technically unavoidable traces of the product remain in the final food.
In the food industry, SILFAR® S 188 is primarily used when foaming lipophilic systems are present (i.e. for foam control in foodstuffs containing vegetable oils, fats).
Furthermore, SILFAR® S 188 is a base material for the production of food-compatible antifoam agents.
3. Contact with Food
SILFAR® S 188 complies with the Recommendations of the BfR concerning the manufacture of essential commodities that have contact with food "XV. Silicones".
SILFAR® S 188 is suitable for use under the following section(s) of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations
§175.300 RESINOUS AND POLYMERIC COATINGS
§176.170 COMPONENTS OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD IN CONTACT WITH AQUEOUS AND FATTY FOODS
§176.180 COMPONENTS OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD IN CONTACT WITH DRY FOOD
§176.200 DEFOAMING AGENTS USED IN COATINGS
§176.210 DEFOAMING AGENTS USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF PAPER AND PAPERBOARD
Regulatory sanctioning of the ingredients in a product does not imply that the finished product manufactured from those ingredients is considered safe by regulatory bodies. Responsibility for compliance with specific limits e.g. on migration/ extraction resides with the manufacturer of the finished product.
Further details and information on potential restrictions please see the datasheet on Regulatory Product Information.
4. Use in Agrochemical Formulations
SILFAR® S 188 and it components meet the criteria for an exemption from the requirements of a tolerance when used as an additive in pesticide formulations to be applied to growing crops or raw agricultural commodities after harvest as specified in 40 CFR 180.950 and 180.960.
National regulations applicable in the countries concerned must be observed.
The 'Best use before end' date of each batch is shown on the product label.
Storage beyond the date specified on the label does not necessarily mean that the product is no longer usable. In this case
however, the properties required for the intended use must be checked for quality assurance reasons.
Slight sediment may form. This does not change the product quality itself; In this case we recommend the thorough
homogenization of the material by stirring.