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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. 408

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Food Contact Substance:  C16 - 18 fatty acid esters of a branched C20 alcohol as described in the notification.
Notifier:  COGNIS Deutschland GmbH & Co KG
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  To be used as a lubricant/release agent in the manufacture of repeat-use, food-contact polycarbonate.
Effective Date:  06/22/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used at a maximum rate of 5 mg/g polycarbonate. The finished polycarbonate food-contact articles will have a maximum thickness of 3 mm and may contact all food types at temperatures not to exceed 100°C.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site