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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. 4

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Isophthalic acid or dimethyl isophthalate
 
Notifier:  BP Amoco
 
Manufacturer:  BP Amoco
 
Intended Use:  As a monomer in the manufacture of ethylene terephthalate - isophthalate copolymers
 
Effective Date:  03/15/2000
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished copolymers must contain from 3 to 17 weight percent ethylene isophthalate units. The finished copolymers must also meet specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630(f) - (j) appropriate to their intended use.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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