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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. 1265

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Food Contact Substance:  Polymer of dimethyl terephthalate, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, and 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol (CAS Reg. No. 261716-94-3) containing repeat units consisting of terephthalate esters of 2,2,4,4-tetramethyl-1,3-cyclobutanediol at up to 40 mole percent (expressed as mole percent of the glycol component of the finished copolyesters) and 1,4- cyclohexanedimethanol at no less than 60 mole percent, and, optionally, ≤0.5 percent (by weight of the finished resin) trimellitic anhydride (CAS Reg. No. 552-30-7) as a branching agent.
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As articles of components of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  05/29/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may contact Food Types I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B , VI-A, VI-B, VI-C, VII-A, VII-B, and VIII, under Conditions of Use C through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site