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178.3650 Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons.

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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: 21CFR178.3650]

[Page 425-426]
 
                        TITLE 21--FOOD AND DRUGS
 
CHAPTER I--FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN 
                          SERVICES (CONTINUED)
 
PART 178_INDIRECT FOOD ADDITIVES: ADJUVANTS, PRODUCTION AIDS, AND 
SANITIZERS--Table of Contents
 
             Subpart D_Certain Adjuvants and Production Aids
 
Sec.  178.3650  Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons.

    Odorless light petroleum hydrocarbons may be safely used, as a 
component of nonfood articles intended for use in contact with food, in 
accordance with the following prescribed conditions:
    (a) The additive is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons derived from 
petroleum or synthesized from petroleum gases. The additive is chiefly 
paraffinic, isoparaffinic, or naphthenic in nature.
    (b) The additive meets the following specifications:
    (1) Odor is faint and not kerosenic.
    (2) Initial boiling point is 300 [deg]F minimum.
    (3) Final boiling point is 650 [deg]F maximum.
    (4) Ultraviolet absorbance limits determined by method specified in 
Sec.  178.3620(b)(1)(ii), as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Maximum
                                                                absorb
                                                               ance per
                    Wavelength (M[micro])                     centimeter
                                                                optical
                                                              pathlength
------------------------------------------------------------------------
280 to 289..................................................         4.0
290 to 299..................................................         3.3
300 to 329..................................................         2.3
330 to 360..................................................          .8
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    (c) The additive is used as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Use                              Limitations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
As a plasticizer and absorber oil in     In an amount not to exceed that
 the manufacture of polyolefin articles   required to produce intended
 authorized for food contact use.         effect, consistent with good
                                          manufacturing practice.
As a lubricant of fibers of textiles     At a use level not to exceed
 authorized for food contact use.         0.15 percent by weight of
                                          finished fibers.
As a component of adhesives............  Complying with Sec.   175.105
                                          of this chapter.
As a defoamer in the manufacture of      Complying with Sec.   176.210
 paper and paperboard.                    of this chapter.

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As a defoamer in coatings..............  Complying with Sec.   176.200
                                          of this chapter.
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Additives that reference this regulation:


Source: U.S. Code of Federal Regulations - CFR Title 21, Part 178, Section 3650


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