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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. 501

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Food Contact Substance:  Hydrogenated polymers prepared from one or more of the following: 1-decene (CAS Reg. No. 872-05-9), 1-dodecene, (CAS Reg. No. 112-41-4), and 1-octene (CAS Reg.No.111-66-0).
Notifier:  ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As an additive at levels up to 25 percent by weight in pressure-sensitive adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.125
Effective Date:  09/03/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used in contact with all food types, as described in Table 1. The resulting polymers will have a viscosity no greater than 115cSt using ASTM D-445.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site