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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. 962

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Diphosphoric acid, polymers with ethoxylated reduced methyl esters of reduced polymerized oxidized tetrafluoroethylene (CAS Reg. No. 200013-65-6). This substance is also known as phosphate esters of ethoxylated perfluoroether, prepared by reaction of ethoxylated perfluoroether diol (CAS Reg. No. 162492-15-1) with phosphorous pentoxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-56-3) or pyrophosphoric acid (CAS Reg. No. 2466-09-3).
 
Notifier:  Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
 
Manufacturer:  Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
 
Intended Use:  As a water and oil repellant in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
 
Effective Date:  05/11/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  For use at levels not to exceed 1.0 percent by weight of finished dry paper or paperboard, in contact with all food types, in microwave susceptor applications. Also for use at levels not to exceed 1.5 percent by weight of finished dry paper or paperboard in contact with all food types, under Conditions of Use B through H, and J, as described in Table 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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