Food Grade Silicone:
Food grade silicone is a type of silicone that is specifically designed for safe use in food-related applications. It is non-toxic, odorless, and does not stain food, dishes, or cookware. With its excellent purity, non-toxicity, and inert properties, silicone rubber has become widely used as a food-grade material in various applications. Compliance with food standards regulations, such as those introduced by the EU, BfR’s German Recommendation XV, and the FDA, is essential for all food contact silicone products. At Grow-silicone, we ensure our food grade silicone products meet these regulations. Our food grade silicone is commonly used to create baking molds, ice cube trays, kitchen utensils, and seals and O-rings for food contact.
Medical Grade Silicone:
Medical grade silicone undergoes extensive testing for biocompatibility and must meet stringent manufacturing, biocompatibility, and safety standards, such as EU Regulation 2017/745 (MDR) or ISO 10993. It is the preferred choice for medical applications due to its non-toxic and inert behavior. Medical grade silicone is used in a wide range of medical devices, including feeding tubes, catheters, implants, seals, syringe plungers, scar treatment sheets, gels, condoms, menstrual cups, and respiratory masks. Implantable devices using medical-grade silicone are regulated by the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in the United States, while Europe has its own medical device regulatory framework.
At Grow-silicone, we primarily utilize food-grade silicone for our products. However, upon customer request, we also offer medical grade silicone options for specific applications. Our silicone products, whether food grade or medical grade, are manufactured with strict quality control procedures to meet existing regulations such as the FDA, BfR, and EU. With their odorless, non-toxic, inert, and temperature-resistant properties, both silicone grades provide high-quality and safe solutions for their respective applications. The use of platinum-catalyzed curing systems is recommended for achieving optimal performance in both food grade and medical grade silicone. Our commitment to biocompatibility ensures that our products pose no harm to humans or the environment.
If you require custom molded silicone products, please feel free to reach out to us. We are here to assist you in finding the right silicone solution that meets your specific needs.