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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. 324

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Alpha-methylstyrene dimer (2,4-Diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene; Benzene, 1,1'-(1,1-dimethyl-3-methylene-1,3-propanediyl)bis-; (CAS Reg. No. 6362-80-7).
 
Notifier:  JSR Corporation Asahi Kasei Corporation Goi Chemical Company, Ltd.
 
Manufacturer:  JSR Corporation Asahi Kasei Corporation Goi Chemical Company, Ltd.
 
Intended Use:  For use as a polymerization control agent in styrene-butadiene latex coatings for food-contact paper and paperboard.
 
Effective Date:  06/13/2003
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished paper and paperboard may contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, as specified in Tables 1 and 2. The level of the FCS may not exceed 12 µg/in2 in finished food-contact paper and paperboard.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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