Anti-Caking Agents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020

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Anti-caking agents are additives placed in powdered or granulated materials to prevent the formation of lumps or caking. Anticaking agents are placed in powdered products for the ease of packaging, transport and consumption. They do not have
nutritional value. There are a number of anti-caking agents available in the market which include tricalcium phosphate,
powdered cellulose, magnesium stearate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium ferrocyanide, calcium ferrocyanide, magnesium
trisilicate, potassium aluminium silicate, stearic acid and polydimethylsiloxane among others. Sodium aluminosilicate is used as
an anti-caking agent in table salts. In addition, it is present in dried milk, egg mixes, sugar products, and flours. Sodium
ferrocyanide and potassium ferrocyanide are more common anti-caking agents in table salt in Europe.
Anti-caking agents are classified as natural and man-made. Natural anti-caking agents such as calcium carbonate and
magnesium carbonate are very expensive. Some anti-caking agents are soluble in water and some are soluble in alcohols or
organic solvents. They function either by absorbing excess moisture, or by coating particles and making them water repellent.
For instance, calcium silicate absorbs both oil and water. Some non-food items that contain anti-caking agents are fertilizers,
cosmetics, synthetic detergents and road salts among...