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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. 594

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No.80-62-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation and NatureWorks LLC
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation and NatureWorks LLC
Intended Use:  For use as a polymeric chain extender in foamed polylactide polymers.
Effective Date:  04/18/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS shall be used at a maximum level of 1.2 percent by weight of foamed polylactide polymers, where the polylactide polymers are cleared by FCNs 178 and 475. The FCS may contact all food types (except >15 percent alcohol) under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site