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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. 368

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene/1-butene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 25087-34-7).
Notifier:  DuPont Dow Elastomers LLC The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a component of articles used in contact with all types of food.
Effective Date:  12/17/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  Limitations: Ethylene-butene copolymers may contain up to 40 weight percent polymer units derived from 1-butene. For use as a component of articles in contact with all foods under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2. Adjuvants substances permitted for use in olefin copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), item 3.1 may be used in the subject copolymers, provided that the limitations on the use of the adjuvant substances are met. Specifications: 1) Density: 0.85-0.91 g/cm3 2) Melt Index (190°C/2.16kg): ? 42 g/10 minutes.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site