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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. 1205

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Food Contact Substance:  Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), alpha-(3-carboxy-1-oxosulfopropyl)-omega-(isotridecyloxy)-, sodium salt (1:2) (CAS Reg. No. 1013906-64-3).
Notifier:  Cytec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer:  Cytec Industries Inc.
Intended Use:  As an emulsifier and/or surface-active agent in (1) the emulsion polymerization of polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, and vinyl/acrylic polymers intended for use in coatings for paper and paperboard; and (2) the emulsion polymerization of polymers used in adhesive formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.105(a)(2).
Effective Date:  10/16/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  In both types of applications, the FCS will be used at levels up to 5 percent by weight of total monomers. Finished adhesives or coatings containing the FCS will be used in contact with all food types under all temperature conditions of use.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site