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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. 224

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Food Contact Substance:  2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol diisobutyrate (TXIB) (CAS Reg. No. 6846-50-0).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Co.
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Co.
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a plasticizer in vinyl chloride polymers for use in repeated-use food-contact applications and in vinyl chloride polymer-based gloves used to process food.
Effective Date:  06/07/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 10 percent by weight of the finished plasticized vinyl chloride polymer formulation and will be used at temperatures not to exceed 40°C.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site