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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. 1120

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene/1-butene copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 25087-34-7).
Notifier:  Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Intended Use:  As a component of articles used in contact with all types of food.
Effective Date:  12/31/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  Ethylene-butene copolymers may contain up to 34 weight percent polymer units derived from 1-butene, and have a density of not less than 0.86 g/cm3 and melt flow rate (190oC) of no more than 50g/10 min. For use as a component of articles in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520 (c), items 3.1 and 3.2 may be used in the subject copolymers, provided that the limitations on the use of the adjuvant substances are met.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site