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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. 884

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Food Contact Substance:  Acrylic polymers are composed of a minimum of 60 weight percent of the polymer consisting of ethyl acrylate and methyacrylic acid. The balance of the polymer consists of one or more of the following monomers:

2-Sulfoethyl methacrylate (monomer) <2%; Macromonomers as follows:

  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl, (20-50 moles), α-[[[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]amino]carbonyl]-ω-(nonylphenoxy)-;
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl (20-50 moles), α-[[[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]amino]carbonyl]-ω-(dinonlyphenoxy)-;
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl (20-50 moles), α-[[[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]amino]carbonyl]-ω-[2-(nonylphenoxy)-1-[(nonylphenoxy)methyl]ethoxy]-;
  • Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl (20-50 moles), α-[[[1-methyl-1-[3-(1-methylethenyl)phenyl]ethyl]amino]carbonyl]-ω-(alkyloxy (produced from linear alcohols in the range of C6-C30-.
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  Arkema, Inc. and its affiliates around the world.
Intended Use:  As a thickener in adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.105
Effective Date:  06/05/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at up to 0.5%, on a dry weight basis, of adhesives complying with 21 CFR 175.105 (or adhesives currently authorized by an effective FCN or a threshold of regulation (TOR) exemption). The acrylic polymer shall contain no more than 100 ppm of residual ethyl acrylate monomer. The FCS shall be used at temperatures not to exceed 120°F.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site