Silicone is flexible and bacteria and heat resistant, which makes it an ideal material for use in the kitchen. Thanks to its flexibility, light weight, easy cleaning and hygienic and allergy-friendly properties, it is especially practical for baby food bowls, bibs, cutlery and toys.
Although it is not a "100% natural" material like rubber, food grade silicone is a non-toxic polymer, mainly made of silica (sand). It can withstand heating and freezing without leaching or degassing hazardous chemicals - unlike plastic, which contaminates food in these environments.
It is also odor and stain resistant, hypoallergenic, and very easy to clean due to its smooth surface. For these reasons, and because it is soft rubber and does not break, it is the perfect material for environmentally friendly and non-toxic baby products.
Benefits of food grade silicone:
- Silicone is resistant to damage and from extreme temperatures.
- Silicone does not harden, tear, peel and crumble, and does not dry or rot.
- Silicone is lightweight, saves space, and easy to transport.
- Silicone is made Made of an abundant natural resource.
- Silicone is Non-toxic and odorless - contains no BPA, latex or lead.
- Silicone can be recycled 100% in selected places and is considered non-hazardous waste.
What is food grade silicone?
Food grade silicone is a non-toxic type of silicone that does not contain chemical fillers or by-products, making it safe to use with food. Silicon, the naturally occurring chemical element that makes up silicone, is a metalloid, meaning that it has properties of both metals and non-metals and is the second most abundant element in the earth's crust after oxygen.
The silicone molecule consists of silicon and oxygen. Due to its resilience, non-porous surface and durability, food grade silicone is a bit like the Superman of silicones.
Food grade silicone can be a safer and more practical alternative to plastic, due to its easy cleaning and hygienic properties, its elasticity and non-porous surface that does not allow bacteria to stick. Food grade silicone has high flexibility, light weight, easy cleaning and hygienic and hypoallergenic properties (it has no open pores to accommodate bacteria). Therefore, it is especially practical for snack containers, bibs, mats, protective sleeves and bath toys.
All Bobbi silicone products are tested and approved silicone products that meet the highest European standards for "food safe" substances; the stricter German LFGB standard, which guarantees safe and BPA-, BPS-, PVC-, lead- and phthalate-free silicone. All our silicone products are tested by accredited independent bodies.
Bobbi Balloon is registered with the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration.