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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. 85

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters (diethylene glycol-isophthalate modified) prepared by the condensation of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol with one or more of the following: dimethyl isophthalate, isophthalic acid, and diethylene glycol. The finished polymer shall contain a total of not more than 10 mole-percent of diethylene glycol and isophthalate units, with the diethylene glycol content expressed as a mole-percent of the total glycol units and the isophthalate content expressed as a mole-percent of the total isophthalate/terephthalate units.
 
Notifier:  M&G Polymers, USA LLC
Eastman Chemical Company
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
DuPont Polyester Enterprise and DuPont Teijin Films
Wellman, Inc.
Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Manufacturer:  M&G Polymers, USA LLC
Eastman Chemical Company
E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.
DuPont Polyester Enterprise and DuPont Teijin Films
Wellman, Inc.
Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Intended Use:  For use as films or articles intended for contact with aqueous, acidic, low-alcohol, and fatty foods under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2, and for use in contact with high-alcohol foods under conditions of use E through G as described in Table 2.
 
Effective Date:  10/05/2000
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished food-contact film or article must meet any applicable specifications, and is subject to all applicable conditions of use cited in title 21 CFR 177.1630(f), (g), and/or (j).
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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