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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. 845

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Food Contact Substance:  Styrene/butadiene copolymers (CAS Reg. No., exclusive of minor monomers, is 9003-55-8), produced by copolymerizing styrene and butadiene with one or more of the monomers methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, fumaric acid, N-methylol methacrylamide, and methacrylamide, such that the total of methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, and fumaric acid does not exceed 10 percent by weight, and the methacrylamide and N-methylol methacrylamide do not exceed 2 percent and 3 percent by weight, respectively.
Notifier:  OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Manufacturer:  OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Intended Use:  For use as a latex binder in paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 and 176.180, at levels not to exceed 20 percent by weight of the paper or paperboard.
Effective Date:  12/10/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The wet latex shall contain no more than 250 ppm styrene and 200 ppm 4-vinylcyclohexene.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site