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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. 208

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Food Contact Substance:  Acetic acid ethenyl ester, polymer with ethenol and dimethyl maleate (DMM). This material is equivalent to poly(vinyl acetate-vinyl alcohol) (CAS Reg. No. 25213-24-5), polymerized with DMM (CAS Reg. No. 624-48-6)).
Notifier:  Harlow Chemical Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Harlow Chemical Co. Ltd.
Intended Use:  As a stabilizer in the suspension polymerization of polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Effective Date:  04/03/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  At a level not to exceed 0.1 percent by weight of the vinyl chloride monomer in single use PVC articles of a thickness not to exceed 0.25 mm (10 Mil).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site