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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. 173

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyacrylic acid homopolymer, or copolymer of acrylic acid and up to 10 percent alkyl (C10-C30) methacrylate, crosslinked with either allyl sucrose (CAS Reg. No. 68784-14-5) or allyl pentaerythritol (CAS Reg. No. 91648-24-7); optionally contains up to 7 percent block copolymer surfactant of fatty acid (C12-C18) and polyethylene glycol.
Notifier:  Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Manufacturer:  Lubrizol Advanced Materials
Intended Use:  As a thickener for hand sanitizers intended for use in food service establishments.
Effective Date:  02/16/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The crosslinked polymers may be used at levels no greater than 0.5 percent in hand sanitizer formulations.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site