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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. 1183

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Food Contact Substance:  Phosphorous acid, mixed 2,4-bis(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl and 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenyl triesters (CAS Reg No. 939402-02-5).
Notifier:  Chemtura Corporation
Manufacturer:  Chemtura Corporation
Intended Use:  As an antioxidant in linear, low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
Effective Date:  07/31/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used at levels not to exceed 1500 ppm in LLDPE and 1500 ppm in HDPE in contact with Food types I, II, IV-B, VI-B and VII-B under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS will be used in conjunction with triisopropanolamine (CAS Reg No. 122-20-3) at a maximum use level of 0.75 percent by weight of the FCS.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site