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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. 200

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Pyromellitic dianhydride (CAS Reg. No. 89-32-7).
 
Notifier:  Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi
 
Manufacturer:  Nippon Shokubai Co. Ltd. Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi
 
Intended Use:  As a modifier for ethylene phthalate polymers identified in 21 CFR 177.1630(e)(4)(i) 21 CFR 177.1630(e)(4)(ii), items 2 and 3; poly(ethylene terephthalate-2,6-naphthalate) polymers identified in FCN numbers 8 and 9; poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-2,6-naphthalanedicarbonyl) polymers identified in 21 CFR 177.1637 and FCN 9, and polyethylene terephthalate-isophthalate-2,6-naphthalate) polymers identified in FCN 135.
 
Effective Date:  03/20/2002
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The level of pyromellitic dianhydride in finished articles and films shall not exceed 0.05 percent by weight of the finished polymer. The modified polymers arer intended for use in the manufacture of containers for single serve or repeated use at temperatures up to and including Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. Such articles and films may be used in contact with aqueous, acidic and low-alcohol food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VII-B and VIII. The finished pyromellitic dianhydride-modified polyesters must meet any specifications applicable to the unmodified polyester that are appropriate to their intended use. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in ethylene phthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630, or ethylene naphthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1637 may be used in the pyromellitic dianhydride-modified copolymers.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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