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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. 16

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Food Contact Substance:  Cemented carbide formulated as follows: Tungsten Carbide(WC) - 95%, Carbides of titanium, tantalum and niobium - 5%, Cobalt(Co) - 0.5%-1%
Notifier:  AB Sandvik Hard Materials
Manufacturer:  Sandvik Hard Materials
Intended Use:  For use in seal rings and bearings for food processing equipment including pumps.
Effective Date:  04/04/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  For use in contact with all types of food, in the pH range >2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site