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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. 712

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Food Contact Substance:  2-Propionic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediyl di-2-propenoate (CAS Reg. No. 81565-33-5).
Notifier:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use:  To be used in an aqueous dispersion (about 33 percent by weight of the solids content) where the FCS exists as highly crosslinked poly(methyl methacrylate)/l,4-butanediol diacrylate microspheres, which contains fluorescence colorants. The FCS is to be used as a top coat for paper and paperboard to enable the authentication of paper and paperboard products.
Effective Date:  06/08/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used for paper and paperboard that may contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Tables 1 and 2. The paper additive is added in amounts not to exceed 0.9 percent in the final solid coating on paper. The paper and paperboard will be coated with 10 - 15 g/m2 corresponding to 0.64 - 0.967 g/100 in2 of the topcoat.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site