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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. 743

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Food Contact Substance:  Mixture of saturated linear aliphatic esters produced from C12 - C18 alcohols and C12 - C18 fatty acids.
Notifier:  Croda Chemicals Europe
Manufacturer:  Croda Chemicals Europe
Intended Use:  As a friction reduction additive in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins used in the production of containers and packaging films that may contact food.
Effective Date:  10/02/2007
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished PET resins may be used in contact with all Food Types under Conditions of Use E through G as described in Tables 1 and 2. The maximum use level of the FCS is 0.5 percent by weight in the final PET product.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site