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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. 939

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Food Contact Substance:  (cis.trans)-(1,3)/(1,4)-cyclohexanedimethanol (1,3-cyclohexanedimethanol, CAS Reg. No. 3971-28-6) and 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol, CAS Reg. No. 105-08-8).
Notifier:  The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  The Dow Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As articles or components of articles used in contact with food
Effective Date:  04/02/2010
Limitations/Specifications:  Use as a monomer to produce cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate and cyclohexylene dimethylene isophthalate copolymers regulated under 21 CFR 177.1240 (a); as a component of polyester resins used in adhesives under 21 CFR 175.105; as a monomer of ethylene, cyclohexylene dimethylene terephthalate copolymers regulated under 21 CFR 177.1315; as a monomer of polyethylene phthalate polymers regulated under 21 CFR 177.1630; as a monomer for polyurethane resins regulated under 21 CFR 177.1680; and as a monomer for polyester resins in can coatings under 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(vii)(c).
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site