Three of Minnesota-based Fluoramics’ products – LOX-8 Paste, LOX-8 Grease, and Formula-8 – have received registration from the NSF International Guidelines for Nonfood Compounds. As registered products, they now appear in the NSF White Book and are approved for use in food processing and handling facilities throughout the United States.
The NSF program is a continuation of the USDA product approval and listing program, which is based on meeting regulatory requirements including FDA 21 CFR for appropriate use, ingredient, and labeling review. NSF International is the only independent organization that provides product registration for nonfood compounds such as lubricants, thread sealants and chemicals used in food processing machinery.
Food manufacturers can now confidently use the following Fluoramics products in their food handling equipment, and can obtain detailed safety data sheets on each product through the Fluoramics website:
- LOX-8 Paste (NSF No 155105) is an inert, non-toxic PTFE thread sealant that is specifically formulated for high-temperature and high-pressure environments. LOX-8 Paste protects stainless steel fittings from galling and self-welding, and is also approved for use with liquid and gaseous oxygen.
- Formula-8 thread sealant (NSF No 155103) is a shear-sensitive paste that sheets out into PTFE strings and tightly seals threaded joints in non-aqueous conditions. Formula-8 works on all sizes of threads, and replaces the need for PTFE tape in most applications. Originally approved in 1969 by the Department of Agriculture, the Formula-8 registration is now updated with NSF approval.
- LOX-8 Grease (NSF No 155104) is a non-flammable and non-toxic lubricant that is both oxygen safe and waterproof. Engineered to prevent stainless steel galling, LOX-8 Grease withstands extremely high and low temperatures, and is not affected by harsh chemicals such as chlorine and ammonia.
For more information on Fluoramics and its products, visit www.fluoramics.com.