Home Care

Home Care

AEROSIL® fumed silica and SIPERNAT® specialty silica: a solution for rising 
consumer expectations

Hygienic and clean homes are essential to modern life.  Expectations of consumers on their home care and laundry products have changed rapidly. It is not enough anymore that 
these products are efficient and easy to apply. In addition  consumers also expect them to be safe and environmentally friendly. 

Rising consumer expectations make it difficult for producers  of home and institutional-care products to formulate with traditional raw materials on new formulations. These formulations can be liquids, powder products, and waterfree concentrates, depending on application and consumer expectation. These new product requirements can be solved using specialty silica products like AEROSIL® and SIPERNAT®. 

AEROSIL® fumed silica and SIPERNAT® precipitated silica are  fine white powders consisting of amorphous silicon dioxide. Because of the amorphous nature of these products they are non-hazardous as certified by competent authorities.  Different production processes for the two product families result in products with a wide range of diverse and unique properties. This offers the industry a wide range of solutions  for the various applications. Evonik Industries as a global leader in silica technology is the only company offering both silica types globally. Benefits using AEROSIL® fumed and SIPENAT® precipitated silica products include: 

  • High absorption capacity, enabling even more compact, sustainable and economical powder formulations

  • Carrier function, making it easier to process liquid ingredients into powder formulations

  • Rheology modification, leading to more stable and easier to dose liquid formulations

  • Improving flowability and reducing caking tendency of powders, simplifying powder production processes and optimizing consumer experience