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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. 555

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 868-77-9).
Notifier:  PPG Industries (UK)
Manufacturer:  PPG Industries (UK)
Intended Use:  As a monomeric component of acrylic polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1010, used only in the manufacture of resinous and polymeric coatings.
Effective Date:  01/28/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The monomer shall not exceed 8.4 percent by weight of the acrylic component of the finished coating. Acrylic coatings containing 2 hydroxyethyl methacrylate monomers are limited to applications on metal substrates.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site