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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2019]
[CITE: 21CFR177.1650]



TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER B--FOOD FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION (CONTINUED)

PART 177 -- INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS

Subpart B--Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated Use Food Contact Surfaces

Sec. 177.1650 Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy resins.

Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy res- ins may be safely used as the food-contact surface of articles intended for packaging, transporting, holding, or otherwise contacting dry food, in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:

(a) Polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy resins are the reaction products of liquid polysulfide polymers and polyfunctional epoxide resins, cured with the aid of tri(dimethylaminomethyl) phenol, to which have been added certain optional substances to impart desired technological properties to the resins. Subject to any limitations prescribed in this section, the optional substances may include:

(1) Substances generally recognized as safe in food and food packaging.

(2) Substances the use of which is permitted under applicable regulations in this part, prior sanctions, or approvals.

(3) Substances named in this subparagraph and further identified as required:

List of substances Limitations
Bis(2-chloroethyl) formal
Bis(dichloropropyl) formalCross-linking agent.
Butyl alcoholSolvent.
Carbon black (channel process)
Chlorinated paraffinsCross-linking agent.
Epoxidized linseed oil
Epoxidized soybean oil
Epoxy resins (as listed in 175.300(b)(3)(viii)(a) of this chapter).
Ethylene glycol monobutyl etherSolvent.
Magnesium chloride
Methyl isobutyl ketoneSolvent.
Naphthalene sulfonic acid-formaldehyde condensate, sodium salt
Sodium dibutyl naphthalene sulfonateWetting agent.
Sodium hydrosulfide
Sodium polysulfide
[beta],[beta]',[gamma],[gamma]'-Tetrachloro normal propyl etherCross-linking agent.
Titanium dioxide
TolueneSolvent.
TrichloroethaneCross-linking agent.
1,2,3-Trichloropropane Do.
Urea-formaldehyde resins
XyleneSolvent.

(b) The resins are used as the food-contact surface for dry food.

(c) An appropriate sample of the finished resin in the form in which it contacts food, when subjected to ASTM method D968-81, "Standard Test Methods for Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings by the Falling Abrasive Tester," which is incorporated by reference (Copies may be obtained from the American Society for Testing Materials, 100 Barr Harbor Dr., West Conshohocken, Philadelphia, PA 19428-2959, or may be examined at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). For information on the availability of this material at NARA, call 202-741-6030, or go to: http://www.archives.gov/federalregister/codeoffederalregulations/ibrlocations.html. ), using No. 50 Emery abrasive in lieu of Ottawa sand, shall exhibit and abrasion coefficient of not less than 20 liters per mil of film thickness.

[42 FR 14572, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 49 FR 10110, Mar. 19, 1984]

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