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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. 9

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-2,6 -naphthalanedicarbonyl) homopolymer and copolymers with ethylene terephthalate
 
Notifier:  Shell Chemicals Company
 
Manufacturer:  M&G Polymers USA, LLC
 
Intended Use:  As articles and films or components of articles and films in contact with food
 
Effective Date:  03/23/2000
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished compolymers may contain up to 50 weight percent of the polymer units derived from ethylene terephthalate. The finished homopolymer and copolymer must meet any applicable specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630 appropriate for their intended use. The finished homopolymer is prepared by condensation of dimethyl-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate or 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid with ethylene glycol. The finished copolymers are prepared by the condensation of dimethyl-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate or 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid and dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid with ethylene glycol and are used as components of articles and films in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630 may be used in the subject copolymers subject to any limitations in the authorizing regulation or notification.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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