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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. 1053

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Food Contact Substance:  Poly(butyl acrylate-co-methyl methacrylate-co-styrene), cross-linked with glycidyl methacrylate, 2-ethylhexyl 2-mercaptoacetate terminated.
Notifier:  Kaneka Corporation
Manufacturer:  Kaneka Corporation
Intended Use:  As a modifier of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin for single-use food contact applications.
Effective Date:  03/29/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is used at concentrations of up to 2.0 weight percent in PVC films, which will not exceed 0.8 mils in thickness under conditions up to and including hot-filled at 165oF (74oC). The FCS will not be used in can coatings or in contact with infant formula.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site