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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. 516

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Siloxanes and Silicones, di-Me, 3-hydroxypropyl Me, ethers with polyoxyethylene mono-Me ether and polyoxypropylene mono-Me ether (CAS Reg. No. 472975-82-9).
 
Notifier:  Dow Corning Corporation
 
Manufacturer:  Dow Corning Corporation
 
Intended Use:  As a defoaming agent in printing inks and ink coatings applied to both the food contact side and non-food contact side of paper, paperboard, films, and foils used in food packaging.
 
Effective Date:  10/13/2005
 
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.5 percent of the coating formulation. Coating thicknesses can vary from 0.5 to 10 microns. The finished FCS may be used in contact with all food types, under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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