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The Plastic Materials and Articles in Contact with Food Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008

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75.  The Table to this Part shall be read with the notes to it.

Conditions of contact in worst foreseeable useTest conditions
(1)

The period of time which represents the worst foreseeable conditions of contact.

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This temperature shall be used only for simulant D. For simulant A, B or C the test may be replaced by a test at 100oC or at reflux temperature for a duration of four times the time selected in accordance with paragraph 1.

Contact time:Test time:
less than or equal to 5 minutes(1)
>5 minutes but less than or equal to 0.5 hours0.5 hours
>0.5 hours but less than or equal to 1 hour1 hour
>1 hour but less than or equal to 2 hours2 hours
>2 hours but less than or equal to 4 hours4 hours
>4 hours but less than or equal to 24 hours24 hours
>24 hours10 days
Contact temperature:Test temperature:
less than or equal to 5°C5°C

>5°C but less than or equal to 20°C

>20°C but less than or equal to 40°C

>40°C but less than or equal to 70°C

>70°C but less than or equal to 100°C

>100°C but less than or equal to 121°C

>121°C but less than or equal to 130°C

>130°C but less than 150°C

>150°C

20°C

40°C

70°C

100°C or reflux temperature

121°C (2)

130°C (2)

150°C (2)

175°C (2)

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