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Silica Carriers and Free-Flow Agents for Animal Feed Applications

FLO-GARD™ silica products are used as carriers to convert liquids – including difficult-to-handle viscous liquids – into free-flowing dry powders and premixes for animal feed applications. Not only do these products enable consistent and high loadings of ingredients and additives into animal feed, they also increase cost-effectiveness for manufacturers by enabling more efficient blending and processing. 
 
Examples of liquid feed ingredients and additives that can be converted into dry powders using silica carriers, such as high-absorbency, high-biopotency Flo-Gard 213 silica, include:

  • Vitamins, including Vitamin E (acetate) oil
  • Choline chloride
  • Ethoxyquin
  • Lecithin
  • Propionic acid
  • Molasses
  • Organic oils
  • Chlortetracycline
  • Other animal feed additives

 
Flo-Gard silica products also offer exceptional performance as silica free-flow/anti-caking and grinding agents in animal feed applications. 
 

Flo-Gard Silica Product Properties for Free-Flow of Animal Feed Applications

Product

Particle
Size*
(µm)

DBP Oil Absorption (mL/100g)

pH

Residual Salt Type

Bulk Density
(lb/ft3)

General Use Recommendations

Flo-Gard 210

~1,400

225

6.9

NaCl

15

Carrier

Flo-Gard 213

~600

225

7.0

NaCl

16

Carrier

Flo-Gard SC-72

250

275

6.7

Na2SO4

11

Carrier

Flo-Gard LPC

135

245

6.9

Na2SO4

12

Carrier/Anti-caking

Flo-Gard SAC

40

295

6.9

Na2SO4

9

Carrier

Flo-Gard SP

45

265

6.9

Na2SO4

11

Anti-caking

Flo-Gard AB

40

305

6.9

Na2SO4

8

Carrier/Anti-caking

Flo-Gard FF

20

210

6.9

Na2SO4

8

Anti-caking

Flo-Gard 233

18

190

6.9

NaCl

9

Anti-caking

Flo-Gard 915

10

220

6.9

Low Na2SO4

5

Anti-caking

Flo-Gard T-700

4

215

6.9

Na2SO4

3

Anti-caking

Flo-Gard T-800

2.5

220

6.9

Na2SO4

3

Anti-caking

*Median particle size by laser diffraction


Flo-Gard is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.