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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. 387

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Food Contact Substance:  Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, polymers with silica-1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)silanamine hydrolysis products and silicic acid trimethylsilyl ester (CAS Reg. No. 159002-21-8).
Notifier:  General Electric Company
Manufacturer:  General Electric Company
Intended Use:  As a defoamer in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that will be used to make food-contact paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  01/14/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 2500 grams per metric ton of dry pulp (0.25 weight percent). The FCS may be used in contact with all food types, as described in Table 1.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site