Sealants are Registered for Use in Food Processing Facilities
Winona, Minn. – (December 1, 2017) Minnesota-based Fluoramics, Inc. announced
today that three of its leading 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
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
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:
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 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.
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.
About Fluoramics Fluoramics, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of PTFE sealants, greases, lubricants and rust inhibitors. Founded in New Jersey in 1967, the company is now based in Winona, Minnesota, and proudly manufactures all of its products in the United States.