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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. 776

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Food Contact Substance:  Formamide, N-ethenyl-, homopolymer, and formamide, N-ethenyl-, copolymer with ethenamine, hydrochloride or sulfate.
Notifier:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Intended Use:  The FCS is a wet-strength agent, dry-strength agent, fixing agent, or retention aid, which is applied prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Effective Date:  04/04/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at a level not to exceed 1.5 percent polymer (pure polymer without water) by weight of the finished dry paper or paperboard. The FCS is intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use B through G as defined in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site