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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. 125

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyphenylene ether (CAS Reg. No. 25134-01-4).
Notifier:  SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer:  SABIC Innovative Plastics
Intended Use:  To be used as a component of adhesives (at a use level of 3-7 percent by weight) that are in compliance with 21 CFR 175.105, which are used to attach tapes and labels to boxes or other paper or paperboard packages that contain food items. Single use is intended.
Effective Date:  04/27/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  As stated in 21 CFR 175.105, the adhesive must be used in compliance with 21 CFR 175.105 paragraph (a)(2).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site