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177.1460 Melamine-formaldehyde resins in molded articles.

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[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 21, Volume 3]
[Revised as of April 1, 2006]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 21CFR177.1460]

[Page 275]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 177_INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: POLYMERS--Table of Contents
 
Subpart B_Substances for Use as Basic Components of Single and Repeated 
                        Use Food Contact Surfaces
 
Sec.  177.1460  Melamine-formaldehyde resins in molded articles.

    Melamine-formaldehyde resins may be safely used as the food-contact 
surface of molded articles intended for use in producing, manufacturing, 
packing, processing, preparing, treating, packaging, transporting, or 
holding food in accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
    (a) For the purpose of this section, melamine-formaldehyde resins 
are those produced when 1 mole of melamine is made to react with not 
more than 3 moles of formaldehyde in water solution.
    (b) The resins may be mixed with refined woodpulp and the mixture 
may contain other optional adjuvant substances which may include the 
following:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            List of substances                      Limitations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Colorants used in accordance with Sec.
 178.3297 of this chapter.
Dioctyl phthalate........................  For use as lubricant.
Hexamethylenetetramine...................  For use only as
                                            polymerization reaction
                                            control agent.
Phthalic acid anhydride..................   Do.
Zinc stearate............................  For use as lubricant.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) The molded melamine-formaldehyde articles in the finished form 
in which they are to contact food, when extracted with the solvent or 
solvents characterizing the type of food and under the conditions of 
time and temperature as determined from tables 1 and 2 of Sec.  
175.300(d) of this chapter, shall yield net chloroform-soluble 
extractives not to exceed 0.5 milligram per square inch of food-contact 
surface.

[42 FR 14572, Mar. 15, 1977, as amended at 56 FR 42933, Aug. 30, 1991]





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Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 177, Section 1460


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