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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. 479

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of vinylidene chloride and butyl acrylate (CAS Reg. No. 9011-09-0), containing up to 10 weight percent polymer units derived from butyl acrylate.
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used in the manufacture of articles or components of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  03/01/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS has a weight average molecular weight in the range of 70,000-200,000 Daltons. Finished articles containing the FCS will have a thickness no greater than 3 mil (0.003 inch), and will be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site