Silica-Sustainable Benefits and Impacts

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Benefits of Silica on the human body

As per some of the research, Silica has many benefits for the human body. It is a trace mineral integral to connective tissue’s structure and functional integrity and a common health supplement that aids in the development of bone, skin, and nails.

  • It supports bone formation and maintenance.
  • Helps to make collagen
  • Helps to protect heart health

Benefits of Silica in Industries

Silica has widespread industrial benefits, including its use as a food additive, as a means to clarify beverages, dough modifier, as an excipient in drugs and vitamins etc. It has a variety of application in many industrial purposes, from construction to chemicals to glass and for common products like plastic, paint, rubber, personal care products, electronics etc. Silica gel is not a gel; it can absorb water and other liquids instead of dissolving. That’s why it is used in food packets, shoe boxes, and dirty laundry in toolboxes to absorb moisture. Some of the industries are;

  • Glassmaking

All standard and speciality glasses comprise silica sand as the primary component. SiO2 component helps glass formulation, and its chemical purity is the primary determinant of colour, clarity and strength.

  • Metal casting          

Silica sand is the most commonly used type of foundry sand. This sand was used in core making, so switching to using the same aggregate in the complete casting process made managing foundry supplies easier.

  • Personal care products or Cosmetics

Silica is common in cosmetic and skincare products because it can change the feel and texture of the product. Silica act as an absorbing agent, anti-caking agent, bulking agent, suspending agent etc.

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