All activities concern synthetic amorphous silica but also include amorphous calcium silicate and synthetic amorphous sodium aluminosilicate.

  • Promote the safe manufacture and use of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS), synthetic amorphous calcium silicate and sodium aluminosilicate
  • Follow general scientific research into the safety of these products including in cooperation with the US Synthetic Amorphous Silica & Silicates Association (SASSI)
  • Nanomaterials - This is a complex issue where areas such as the definition, test methods and general understanding is often confusing and misleading.
  • E 551 Silicon dioxide, amorphous is an approved food additive. The group follows standards and regulations such as the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Monitor and respond to regulatory initiatives in the European Commission, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and other international bodies that involve or may affect synthetic amorphous silica products
  • Animal food additive regulations
  • Cosmetic regulations
  • Pharmaceutical regulations and standards
  • Work toward the harmonisation of Safety Data Sheets
  • Various Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) chemical safety programmes including nanomaterials
  • The European Union’s Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) and the related Best available techniques (BAT) reference documents (BREF)