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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. 88

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Food Contact Substance:  Terephthaloyl dichloride (CAS Reg. No. 100-20-9).
Notifier:  Huntsman Polyurethanes
Manufacturer:  Huntsman Polyurethanes
Intended Use:  As an acidifier or stabilizer for diphenyl methane-4,4'-diisocyanate prepolymer used in the manufacture of polyurethane for further manufacture of adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.105.
Effective Date:  10/17/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  For use in adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.105, as a component of food packaging intended for use at temperatures of less than 120°F. The level of residual terephthaloyl dichloride shall not exceed 9 ppm in the finished adhesive.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site