What is food grade silicone and BPA?

One of the biggest nightmares of every parent is that their baby's health is endangered by the use of unsafe products. There are too many products on the market that are not friendly to baby's safety and health, whether it is milk powder, bottles or feeding utensils, there are all kinds of dangers lurking.

Finding safe products for babies is the obsession and desire of all parents, and the production of healthy and safe products for babies should be the responsibility of all silicone manufacturers. High-quality healthy baby products require a high level of attention to detail, not only in terms of baby ergonomics, but also in terms of advanced equipment, experienced teams, modern production methods and strict quality control, all of which KEAN is practicing and is the reason why KEAN is a trusted and respected manufacturer of silicone baby products.

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Our team has 20 years of experience in the field of baby products and understands the necessary functions of baby products and the pressure of every parent to get products that are healthy and safe for their children, which is our motivation to ensure that every baby silicone product we produce is safe, healthy and suitable for babies. BPA and other harmful substances, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, skin-friendly and durable.

So what food-grade silicone material? And what is BPA?

Let's start our exploration next!

Why do we use silicone for baby products?

Food-grade silicone material is non-toxic, harmless and tasteless, and can withstand temperatures above 200 degrees Celsius, which means that silicone baby products can be disinfected at high temperatures, which many parents are happy to do, because the baby's immune system is low, the respiratory system, digestive system, skin and other poor resistance to bacteria and viruses, every high-temperature disinfection can kill bacteria, for the baby's health escort. In addition, the fact that it is heat resistant also means that it will not harden, break, dry out or become brittle.

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What exactly is food-grade silicone?

Food-grade silicone, also known as FDA food-grade rubber, is the abbreviation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a certificate certified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA is an international medical auditing authority, authorized by the federal government as well as national food and drug authorities, so it is called FDA food-grade silicone, an authority for international general certification of food-grade silicone. Because it is made of vapor-phase silicone raw materials through the process of platinum vulcanization, it can also be called platinum silicone and vapor-phase silicone. If the food-grade silicone using double two or four vulcanization is not as effective as platinum vulcanization, so most of the silicone manufacturers will choose the platinum vulcanization system.

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What are the benefits of silicone over plastic?

Plastic can be very common in daily life, so comparing plastic with silicone can give a better understanding of silicone.

It is well known that plastic ending up in water bodies and landfills is a global problem, and in the case of poor quality plastic, not only can it cause serious health problems, but there is also the possibility of BPA, also known as Bisphenol A.

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Bisphenol A is one of the most widely used industrial compounds in the world and is mainly used in the production of polycarbonate, epoxy resins, polysulfone resins, polyphenylene ether resins, unsaturated polyester resins and many other polymeric materials. It can also be used to produce plasticizers, flame retardants, antioxidants, heat stabilizers, rubber antioxidants, pesticides, coatings and other fine chemical products.

However, a 2010 report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which raised the possibility that BPA could be harmful to fetuses, infants and children, confirmed that the very low concentrations found in certain foods were safe. In September 2010, Canada became the first country to declare BPA toxic. The European Union, Canada, and the United States have banned BPA in baby bottles.

This means that BPA can affect the development and health of infants.

And baby products made of food-grade platinum silicone are BPA-free.

Obviously, this is the difference between plastic and silicone.

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