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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. 1210

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate, and poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-(2-methyl-1-oxo-2-propenyl)-ω-hydroxy-, C16 - 18-alkyl ether.
Notifier:  BASF SE
Manufacturer:  BASF SE
Intended Use:  Used as a rheology additive and thickener in clay and calcium carbonate coatings applied to paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  10/31/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The maximum use level of the FCS in clay and calcium carbonate coatings is 129 ?g/in2 in the final product.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site