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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. 1056

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Food Contact Substance:  1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) benzenedicarboxylate (CAS Reg. No. 6422-86-2).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as a plasticizer in vinyl chloride polymer formulations.
Effective Date:  04/13/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in contact with all food types when used at a level not to exceed 55 percent by weight of finished plasticized vinyl chloride polymer formulations used in repeated-use food contact applications at temperatures no greater than 100oC.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site