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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. 71

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Food Contact Substance:  Partially hydrolyzed (40-50%) polyvinyl alcohol, modified with up to 2 percent by weight crotonic acid (i.e. a terpolymer of vinyl acetate, vinyl alcohol and crotonic acid).
Notifier:  Harlow Chemical Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Harlow Chemical Company, Ltd.
Intended Use:  For use as a secondary stabilizer in the suspension polymerization of polyvinyl chloride.
Effective Date:  07/28/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The stabilizer is limited to use in polyvinyl chloride articles of thickness of 0.25 mm or less, and is used at a level not to exceed 0.05 percent by weight of the vinyl chloride monomer.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site