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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. 1238

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Pyromellitic dianhydride (CAS Reg. No. 89-32-7).
 
Notifier:  The Valspar Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  The Valspar Corporation
 
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as a monomer in the production of polyester coating resins.
 
Effective Date:  02/19/2013
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be safely reacted with monomers listed in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(vii)(a, b, c, and d) and polybasic acids and their anhydride, monobasic acids, polyhydric alcohols, and monohydric alcohols that are authorized through an effective Food Contact Notification (FCN) for use as components of polyester coating resins. The above materials that are reacted with the FCS to form a polyester coating resin must be authorized for the intended conditions of use for the final coating. The FCS shall not exceed 3.7 percent by weight of the dry coating formulation. Coatings containing the FCS may contact all food types except food type VI under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS will not be used in contact with infant formula products or pet food.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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