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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. 1135

 
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Food Contact Substance:  1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol and β,β,β',β',-tetramethyl-2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro[5.5]undecane-3,9-diethanol (CAS Reg. No. 102070-64-4).
 
Notifier:  Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
 
Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
 
Intended Use:  As the basic polymer in the manufacture of films, coatings, and molded articles having a maximum thickness of 5 mm for single-use and repeated-use food-contact applications.
 
Effective Date:  04/20/2012
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used (a) in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G as set forth in Tables 1 and 2. Where the spiro glycol content constitutes < 30 mol% total glycol units in the polyester; and (b) in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H as set forth in Tables 1 and 2, where the spiro glycol content constitutes between 30 mol% to 50 mol% total glycol units in the polyester.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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