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Permitted Antifoaming Agent E - 900a

Also Known As : Polydimethylsiloxane, E900a, PDMS, Dimethylsilicone fluid Dimethylsilicone oil, Dimethicone, Dimethylpolysiloxane, Poly(dimethylsiloxane), antifoam FD 62, dimethyl(oxo)silane, dimethylpolysiloxane, poly(oxy(dimethylsilylene))


Usage Tips

  1. It is commonly used as an antifoaming agent in cooking oils, processed foods, and fast foods

Common names and forms

  1. Anti Foaming Agent (900a)
  2. Anti-foaming agent E-900 a
  3. Antifoaming Agent - Dimethyl Polysiloxane
  4. Antifoaming Agent - Dimethyl Polysiloxane-5 ppm
  5. Antifoaming Agent (E900)
  6. Antifoaming Agent (INS900a)
  7. Antifoaming Agent DMPS [900a]
  8. Dimethyl Polysiloxane (900a)
  9. Dimethyl Polysiloxane (900a)-5 ppm
  10. Dimethyl Silicone
  11. Dimethypolysiloxane


Permitted Antifoaming Agent E - 900a is a food additive used as an anti-foaming agent derived from silicone and is a non-biogradable synthetic substance. It is a clear, colourless, viscous liquid. It's usually added to cooking oil to prevent it from bubbling up when frozen ingredients are added to it. As a result of this, it can be found in minute quantities in many fast food items such as Chicken Nuggets, french fries and hash browns. It also changes the surface tension in many liquid foods allowing for a more uniform appearance. Hence, it is used in cooking oils in fast food restaurants to cut down on oil splatters while food is in the deep-fryer. Because of its non-biodegradable properties, Permitted Antifoaming Agent E - 900a is regularly used as a food preservative.


Permitted Antifoaming Agent E - 900a when subjected to high heat degrades into compounds that include formaldehyde which is a harmful substance that can cause cancer.(1)​

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