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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. 299

 
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Food Contact Substance:  BALINIT C, chemically identified as tungsten carbide/carbon +Chromium.
 
Notifier:  Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
 
Manufacturer:  Balzers Aktiengesellschaft
 
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as components of repeat-use food processing and food packaging equipment as a double layered ceramic coating consisting of a functional tungsten carbide/carbon layer and an interface chromium layer.
 
Effective Date:  12/25/2002
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2. The maximum thickness of the functional tungsten carbide/carbon layer shall not exceed 2 micrometers and the maximum thickness of the chromium interface layer shall not exceed 1 micrometer.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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