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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. 1234

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymers and polymers made from the reaction of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with a mixture containing 0 to 99 mole percent of ethylene glycol and 100 to 1 mole percent of 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol (70 percent trans isomer, 30 percent cis isomer). The copolymers may be branched with trimellitic anhydride (CAS Reg. No. 552-30-7) at levels up to 0.5 percent (by weight of the finished resin).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As articles or components of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  01/23/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The minimum inherent viscosity of the finished resin will be 0.60. For use in contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol (up to 13 percent by volume), and fatty foods under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Table 2 , and for use in contact with foods containing up to 50 percent by volume alcohol under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site