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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. 191

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Food Contact Substance:  Hydrolized tetraethyl silicate (CAS Reg. No. 68412-37-3)
Notifier:  Wacker Chemie/Wacker Silicones
Manufacturer:  Wacker Chemie/Wacker Silicones
Intended Use:  As a component of a cork primer used to aid in the adherence of silicone coatings to wine bottle closures.
Effective Date:  04/20/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  Not to exceed 9.22 percent by weight of a primer formulation that is applied at levels not exceeding 0.1 g primer per wine bottle closure.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site