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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. 967

 
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Food Contact Substance:  1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol and alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl) (CAS Reg. No. 9084-36-0) and used in conjunction with either cobalt stearate (CAS Reg. No. 13586-84-0) or cobalt acetate (CAS Reg. No. 71-48-7).
 
Notifier:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Manufacturer:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world.
 
Intended Use:  As a modifier for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) complying with an applicable food additive regulation or food contact notification.
 
Effective Date:  06/03/2010
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use at levels up to 3 percent by weight of the finished food-contact article, in conjunction with up to 0.015 percent by weight of either cobalt stearate (measured as cobalt) or cobalt acetate (measured as cobalt) of the finished food-contact article, in contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, and VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol), VII-B and VIII, except for carbonated soft drinks and under Conditions of Use C-G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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