SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM
SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM is a medium to high viscous antifoam emulsion with a wide variety of applications.
In general we recommend stirring the emulsion before use (approx. 3 minutes with a propeller stirrer at 200 – 400 rpm). But be cautious: too high shear can break the emulsion.
The antifoam emulsion is best added undiluted. If it is necessary to dilute it before use a dilution in a ratio of 1 : 1 to 1 : 5 with water is recommended. Dilutions should be used within several days. Dosage-pumps should not have high shear forces. The typical dosage is in the range of 0.01 to 0.5 % and is best determined by preliminary tests. The respective food regulations must be followed.
Due to the ingredients contained, SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM is recommended for food and food contact applications.
Regulatory Status Europe
1. Use for food processing Europe:
SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM is a silicone fluid emulsion based on E 900 and may only be used as a processing aid for food.
Therefore, it has to be ensured by the producer of the foodstuff, that only technically unavoidable traces of SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM remain in the final food.
2. Contact with food:
The ingredients of SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM are contained in the positive lists of the following regulations for essential commodities intended to come into contact with food:
Recommendations of the BfR:
XIV. Plastics Dispersions
XXXVI: Paper and Board for Food Contact
Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 superseding Directive 2002/72/EC.
FDA 21 CFR:
§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
SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM also meets the criteria for an "Exemption from Tolerance" under 40 CFR § 180.910 and 180.920 pre- and post-harvest.
SILFOAM® SE 2660 SIMETH.EM does not contain genetically modified organisms.
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 trails and information on potential restrictions, please see the datasheet on Regulatorty Product Information.
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.