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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. 1087

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene-acrylic acid copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9010-77-9).
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a component of metal coatings.
Effective Date:  08/19/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is used as a component of an aqueous dispersion with polypropylene complying with 21 CFR 177.1520( c)(1.1) or polypropylene copolymer complying with FCN 843 or 909, 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol (CAS Reg. No. 108-01-0), and optionally maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene complying with FCN 1095. The FCS, the maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene and 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol will be present at no more than 25, 10 and 10 percent, respectively, by weight of the solids in the dispersion. The FCS may be a component of finished coatings used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2; not for use with infant formula.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site