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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. 298

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Food Contact Substance:  BALINIT B, chemically identified as titanium carbonitride.
Notifier:  Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer:  Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a component of ceramic surface coating for repeat-use food processing and food packaging equipment.
Effective Date:  12/25/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2 and in contact with all types of food. The maximum thickness of the surface coating shall not exceed 5 micrometers.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site