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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. 250

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Food Contact Substance:  Poly(N-vinylformamide), 20-100 percent hydrolyzed, chloride or sulfate salts. The FCS is specifically known as one of the following: a) formamide, N-ethenyl-, polymer with ethanamine, hydrochloride (CAS Reg. No. 111616-55-8); b) formamide, N-ethenyl-, polymer with ethanamine, sulfate (CAS Reg. No. 117985-59-8); and c) formamide, ethenyl-, homopolymer, hydrolyzed, hydrochlorides, (CAS Reg. No. 183815-54-5).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF AG/BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  For use only as strengthening agents, fixing agents, or retention aids prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  10/05/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a level not to exceed 1.5 percent resin by weight of the finished dry paper or paperboard.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site