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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. 631

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Food Contact Substance:  2,5-Furandione, polymer with 1-propene (CAS Reg. No. 25722-45-6).
Notifier:  Mitsui Chemicals, Incorporated
Manufacturer:  Mitsui Chemicals, Incorporated
Intended Use:  As a component in blends with polypropylene (homopolymers and copolymers) for use in contact with food.
Effective Date:  08/24/2006
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The FCS is used such that the level of the FCS (fraction by weight of polypropylene) multiplied by the thickness of the polypropylene layer containing the FCS in micrometers (um) does not exceed the value of 3.7.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site