Food, Cosmetics & Pharmaceuticals



SYLYSIA FCP is a high purity and porous amorphous silica-gel presentation used in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, personal care and cosmetic industries. The amorphous structure of the silica-gel is safely handled and non-carcinogenic. The high purity of the SYLYSIA FCP, no less than 99.7% silicon dioxide, is chemically inert, odorless and tasteless. It has been deemed safe by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare and is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) under the U.S. FDA regulations for direct and indirect contact.


DryingDrying, Free Flow and Anti-Caking
The presence of moisture can be devastating to powdered foods and pharmaceutical applications. Moisture can dissolve crystalline structures, cause adhesion between particles and prematurely activate ingredients prior to use. Many formulators seek compounds that will maintain their fluidity and not cake during storage. SYLYSIA FCP is engineered for both storage capacity and high absorbance to ensure proper flow over time with loadings as low as 0.25 – 1.0%. The individual silica particles prevent caking by interfering with agglomerations that might form, while the particles’ pores absorb ambient moisture preventing deliquescence and other side effects from the presence of moisture.

SYLYSIA FCP silica may improve the ease of powder flow through your production process providing more accurate dosage levels for tablets or capsule products. The silica particles aid in the full and complete release from molds by minimizing sticking. The high moisture capacity can provide longer shelf life for your products as well as providing a wicking action when your tablet is dispersed in water. In both wet and dry granulation processes, the addition of SYLYSIA FCP silica-gel speeds up screening and improves flow to compression.

ViscosityViscosity Modification
The high porosity, absorptive properties and the 1.46 refractive index make SYLYSIA FCP silica-gel very effective at creating clear gels and thickening liquids. This viscosity improvement aids in suspension of active ingredients. The control of viscosity is critical to the proper feel of a fluid food. If a sauce is too thin it will pass over the food and not remain to impart flavor. The use of silica for thickening provides excellent viscosity control without affecting the food’s flavor.

Powderizing LiquidsActive Ingredient Carrier
The inert chemical nature of SYLYSIA FCP silica-gel stabilizes fragrance, color, separation, adhesion, thickening and fluidity. The porosity of the silica-gel can absorb liquid ingredients for dispersing in dry or liquid systems. For fragrances, the porosity of silica-gel has the ability to function as a time-release agent.


APIPowderizing Liquids
The high porosity of SYLYSIA FCP silica-gel enables it to absorb nearly three times its weight in liquids. Liquid ingredients can be made into powders for integration into any desired application.


SYLYSIA FCP is helpful in keeping capsules from sticking together. By impregnating the surface of a gelatin capsule with silica-gel, the contact area between capsules is reduced, aiding in tablet release from a mold or press.


SYLYSIA FCP silica-gel has properties that are superior for toothpaste and dental hygiene products. Silica-gel has a low refractive index for high clarity, imparting no taste and providing stability for long-term shelf life.


CosmeticsCosmetics/Personal Care
SYLYSIA FCP can be used for a variety of functions in makeup and personal care products. It can assist sebum control, oil and sweat absorption, help control facial shine or add a smooth and silky feel for foundations and cosmetics. Other grades can be used as mild to course abrasive exfoliates to remove dirt and polish skin or impart a soft, powdery and dry feel to the skin.



BELLASIL is a specialized spherical silica-gel designed for the cosmetic and personal care industry that masterfully imparts a luxurious tactile feel. BELLASIL is an amorphous, dry white powder that is chemically inert, tasteless, odorless and Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

BELLASIL has a highly uniform spherical shape, easily spread while maintaining uniformity in complexion and enhancing the look and feel to the skin. The silica-gel porosity provides added benefit toward free flow/anti-caking, active ingredient transport, sweat and oil absorption, matte finish and sebum control. The product line is offered in variety of sizes.

PRODUCTAPS (micron)pHDensity (g/ml)General Recommendations
BQ2002007.00.5Powders, Antiperspirants
CQ10107.00.3Powders, Antiperspirants, Lipstick, Lip Gloss
CQ0447.00.3Pressed Powder, Lipstick/Lip Gloss