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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. 462

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Food Contact Substance:  Cross-linked reaction product of polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH; CAS Reg. No. 9002-89-5) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS; CAS Reg. No. 78-10-4).
Notifier:  Toppan Printing Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Toppan Printing Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  As a non-food contact layer in multilayer films intended for use in packaging food of all types under the Conditions of Use B through H as defined in Table 2.
Effective Date:  12/09/2004
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS layer will be separated from food by a 20-micron or thicker layer of low density polyethylene (LDPE) or a non-LDPE polymer layer of a thickness sufficient to provide equivalent or better barrier properties than 20 microns of LDPE.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site