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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. 892

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Food Contact Substance:  3,6-bis([1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)-2,5-dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (CAS Reg. No. 88949-33-1)(95 - 98 weight percent); 3-[4-(octadecylthio)phenyl]-6-([1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl)-2,5 dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (CAS Reg. No. 960522-89-8)(2 - 5 weight percent); and 3,6-bis[4-(octadecylthio)phenyl]-2,5 dihydropyrrolo[3,4-c]pyrrole-1,4-dione (CAS Reg. No. 247089-62-9)(<0.1 weight percent).
Notifier:  Ciba Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a colorant for use in polypropylene homo- and copolymers that are authorized for use in contact with food.
Effective Date:  07/23/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 0.2 percent by weight of the finished polymer in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. Use of the colorant is subject to the provisions and definitions set forth in paragraphs a and b of 21 CFR 178.3297.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site