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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. 1109

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a polymeric chain extender in the manufacture of polylactide polymers used in coated paper applications.
Effective Date:  12/10/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.4 percent by weight of the finished polylactide polymer. The coated paper may contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site