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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. 545

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6) and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 1-6-91-2) copolymers.
 
Notifier:  BASF Corporation and Nature Works LLC
 
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation and Nature Works LLC
 
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a polymeric chain extender in the manufacture of polylactide polymers in contact with all food types (except in foods with an alcohol content greater than 15 percent) and under Conditions of Use E through G.
 
Effective Date:  02/03/2006
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS shall be used at a maximum level of 0.2 percent by weight of polylactide polymers complying with FCNs 178 and 475.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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