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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. 72

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate copolymers.
 
Notifier:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Manufacturer:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Intended Use:  As the base sheet in the manufacture of repeat-use food-contact articles intended to contact aqueous, acidic and low-alcohol food at temperatures 49°C.
 
Effective Date:  08/10/2000
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is manufactured from ethylene glycol, dimethyl terephthalate, and isophthalate acid and the finished polymer shall contain at least 88 weight percent of polymer units derived from ethylene terephthalate and must meet specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630 appropriate to its intended use.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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