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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. 920

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymer of lauryl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 142-90-5) and Behenyl Methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 16669-27-5) in ratios of 70-95% and 5-30%, respectively.
Notifier:  Ciba Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a rheology modifier in lubricants with incidental food contact in repeat use applications.
Effective Date:  11/10/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 15 percent by weight of lubricants with incidental contact with food that are compliant with 21 CFR 178.3570 or otherwise authorized under FDA regulations.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site