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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. 370

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Food Contact Substance:  Dibutyl sebacate (CAS Reg. No. 000109-43-3).
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a dispersing agent for pigments used as colorants in all polymers.
Effective Date:  12/23/2003
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a maximum level of 0.015 percent by weight in the finished polymer under conditions of use A through H as described in Table 2. The finished polymer may be used in contact with all food types as described in Table 1.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site