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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. 741

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Food Contact Substance:  Ethylene/hexene copolymers containing up to 25 weight percent polymer units derived from hexene (CAS Reg. No. 25213-02-9).
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as articles or components of articles intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date:  09/28/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  Ethylene/hexene copolymers shall have a density of 0.87 - 0.93 and a minimum number-average molecular weight of 14,000 Daltons. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin copolymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 3.1 or 3.2 may be used in the manufacture of the subject copolymers, provided the limitations on the use of the adjuvant substances are met.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site