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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. 107

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyethylene glycol (CAS Reg. No. 25322-68-3).
Notifier:  Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.
Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.
Intended Use:  As a lubricant in repeat use polyoxymethylene copolymers as described in FCN 96.
Effective Date:  11/22/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  Polyethylene glycol (PEG) shall have a minimum number average molecular weight of 20,000. PEG will be used as a lubricant at a maximum level of 0.15 percent by weight of repeat use polyoxymethylene copolymer as described in FCN 96 at temperatures not to exceed 250°F. Additionally, hydroquinone monomethyl ether may be used as a stabilizer in PEG at a maximum level of 20 ppm.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site