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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. 415

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Food Contact Substance:  A blend of LDPE and LDPE grafted with vinyltrimethoxysilane (LDPE/VTMOS-LDPE) containing up to 50 percent LDPE grafted with vinyltrimethoxysilane (VTMOS-LDPE).
Notifier:  Tetra Pak, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Tetra Pak, Inc.
Intended Use:  For use in fabricating beverage containers.
Effective Date:  09/11/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The amount of VTMOS incorporated into the LDPE shall not exceed 0.48 moles VTMOS per 1000 moles of ethylene units. The finished copolymer blend is intended only for incidental contact with Food Types I, II, IVB and VIB in Table 1, at seams and edges under Condition of Use E, F, and G in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site