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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. 56

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Food Contact Substance:  Petroleum hydrocarbon resins (cyclopentadiene-type), hydrogenated (CAS Reg. Name Naptha (petroleum), light steam-cracked, debenzenized, polymers, hydrogenated (CAS Reg. No. 68132-00-3).
Notifier:  ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Intended Use:  1. As a component of adhesive formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.125; 2. As a component of resinous and polymeric coatings complying with 21 CFR 175.320; 3. As a component of can-end cement formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(xxxi); 4. As a component of coatings for paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 176.180; 5. As a component of adhesives for seals of food-contact, glass containers complying with 21 CFR 177.1210.
Effective Date:  08/24/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  At levels not to exceed 60 percent by weight of total polymer/formulation weight in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B throught H, as described in Table 2. The average thickness of polyolefin films containing the food contact substance should not exceed 1.25 mils (0.00125 inch).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site