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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles

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Recy No. 135

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Recy Number:  135
Date of the NOL:  05/11/2010
Company:  Ciba Specialty Chemical Corporation on behalf of Nextlife Enterprises, LLC
Polymer:  PS
Polymer Recycling Process:  Physical
Use Limitations:  Thermoformed or injection molded articles for contact with non-alcoholic foods under Conditions of Use B through H, provided that recycled PS complies with the existing applicable authorizations. The recycled PS may be blended with virgin, food grade PS or used “as is” to produce a finished food contact article. The finished article may be laminated with a barrier film on one or both surfaces. The food contact layer will be comprised of virgin, food-grade PS and may or may not contain the recycled PS. The recycled PS will not be used in food contact film applications.