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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. 1045

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid, with ethylene glycol and poly(tetramethylene glycol) (CAS Reg. No. 9084-36-0 or 900151-37-3), in conjunction with either cobalt stearate (CAS Reg. No. 13586-84-0) or cobalt acetate (CAS Reg. No. 71-48-7).
 
Notifier:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Manufacturer:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Intended Use:  As a modifier for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) complying with an applicable food additive regulation or food contact notification.
 
Effective Date:  02/18/2011
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use at levels up to 3 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article, in conjunction with up to 0.015 percent by weight of either cobalt stearate (measured as cobalt) or cobalt acetate (measured as cobalt) of the finished food-contact article, in contact with all Food Types under Conditions of Use C through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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