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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. 211

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Food Contact Substance:  Isophthalic acid (CAS Reg. No. 121-91-5).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a monomer in the manufacture of ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate copolymers.
Effective Date:  05/25/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished copolymers must contain from 3 to 17 weight percent ethylene isophthalate units. The finished copolymers must also meet specifications as described in 21 CFR 177.1630(f)-(j) appropriate to their intended use. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630 may be used in the finished copolymers subject to any limitations in the authorizing regulation.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site