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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. 1222

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Food Contact Substance:  Co-poly alpha olefin (C18-C30.)
Notifier:  Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.
Intended Use:  To improve tensile strength in polypropylene sheets and films that may contact food.
Effective Date:  02/16/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 10 percent in polypropylene sheets and films with a maximum thickness of 500 microns. The finished sheet or film may contact food types I, II, VIA and VIB under Conditions of Use E as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site