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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. 24

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Food Contact Substance:  Tin-based alloy, ASTM B23-49 Grade 1, for filling bearings made from extruded or molded carbon and graphite, which has the following composition: Tin (Balance); Antimony (4.0-5.0%); Copper (4.0-5.0%); Lead (0.004% maximum); Iron (0.05% maximum); Aluminum (0.005% maximum); Zinc (0.005% maximum); Arsenic (0.005% maximum); Bismuth (0.005% maximum); Total other elements (<0.005% maximum).
Notifier:  Graphite Metallizing Corporation
Manufacturer:  Grant Manufacturing and Alloying Inc.
Intended Use:  For use to fill bearings, made from extruded or molded carbon and graphite, intended for use in pumps, baking ovens and equipment for transporting or handling of food products.
Effective Date:  05/13/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  None.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site