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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. 486

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene/propylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1) polymerized in the presence of propylene homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9003-07-0) complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c) Item 1.1, to produce an inseparable blend of the two polymers.
Notifier:  Braskem PP Americas, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Braskem PP Americas, Inc.
Intended Use:  As the basic polymer used in the production of articles intended to contact food.
Effective Date:  04/15/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished polymer is intended for use in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively. Polymeric additives permitted for use in olefin polymers complying 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1(a) and 3.2(a) may also be used in this food-contact substance, subject to the prescribed limitations and specifications.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site