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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. 437

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethoxylated primary linear alcohols of greater than 10% ethylene oxide by weight, having molecular weights of 390 - 7,000 (CAS Reg. No. 97953-22-5).
Notifier:  Baker Petrolite - Polymers Division
Manufacturer:  Baker Petrolite - Polymers Division
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a surface active agent in polypropylene polymers at levels not to exceed 1.5 percent by weight of the finished article.
Effective Date:  10/15/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished food-contact article may be used in contact with aqueous foods and under Conditions of Use C (use at temperature of 150°F or less) through G as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site