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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. 686

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Food Contact Substance:  Di(p-tolylidene)sorbitol (DPTS) (CAS Reg. No. 54686-97-4; 81541-12-0; 197809-37-3).
Notifier:  New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Manufacturer:  New Japan Chemical Company Ltd.
Intended Use:  The FCS is intended for use as a nucleating agent for polypropylene homo- and copolymers.
Effective Date:  06/05/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at levels not to exceed 0.32 percent by weight of the finished polymer. The finished polymer may be used in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, as descnbed in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site