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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. 597

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Food Contact Substance:  2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol diisobutyrate (CAS Reg. No. 6846-50-0).
Notifier:  Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a plasticizer for repeat-use vinyl chloride polymers that may contact food, including vinyl chloride polymer-based gloves used in processing food and as a component of coatings for paper and paperboard intended to contact dry food.
Effective Date:  04/29/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 10 percent by weight of the finished, repeat-use vinyl chloride polymers and at temperatures not to exceed 100°C. The FCS will also be used in coatings for paper and paperboard that may contact Food Type VIII (dry solids with the surface containing no free fat or oil) as described in Table 1.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site