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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. 234

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Food Contact Substance:  Phenol,2,2'-methylenebis(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)- (CAS Reg. No. 103597-45-1).
Notifier:  Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Manufacturer:  Asahi Denka Kogyo K.K.
Intended Use:  As a stabilizer in PET (polyethylene terephthalate) polymers.
Effective Date:  07/16/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The food contact substance (FCS) is intended to be used as a stabilizer at levels not to exceed 0.20 weight percent of polyethylene terephthalate (complying with 177.1630). The FCS may be used in contact with aqueous and acidic food types I, II, IV(B), VI(B), VII(B) and VIII under Conditions of Use B through H and with alcoholic and fatty food types III, IV(A), V, VI(A and C), VII(A) and IX under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site