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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 10

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Food Contact Substance:  Pyromellitic dianhydride
Notifier:  Sekisui Plastics, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Sekisui Plastics, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As a modifier for ethylene terephthalate copolymers identified in 21 CFR 177.1630(e)(4)(i), item 2, and complying with all applicable provisions of 21 CFR 177.1630
Effective Date:  03/29/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The level of pyromellitic dianhydride shall not exceed 0.5% by weight of the finished copolymer. Notwithstanding the limitations in 21 CFR 177.1630(e)(4)(i) item 2, for pyromellitic dianhydride modified polymers, the polymers that are the subject of this notification may be used without time or temperature limitations.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site