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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. 312

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (Trimethylolpropane, TMP, CAS Reg. No. 77-99-6).
Notifier:  Mitsui Chemical, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Mitsui Chemical, Inc.
Intended Use:  For use as a modifier of polyethylene phthalate polymers. The finished polymer may contact all food types under the Conditions of Use B or the Conditions of Use permitted for the complaint polymers, whichever is less severe.
Effective Date:  04/15/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not exceeding 0.1 mole percent of the total alcoholic reactants used in the manufacture of polyethylene phthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630 or applicable Food Contact Notifications (FCN).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site