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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. 20

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Recy Number:  20
Date of the NOL:  10/21/1993
Company:  Fabri-Kal Corp.
Polymer:  Polystyrene (crystal and rubber modified)
Polymer Recycling Process:  Physical
Use Limitations:  Nonfood-contact layer of polystyrene cold drink cups, lids, produce trays, portion cups, and deli food containers, providing PCR polystyrene is from strict sources and is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade polystyrene ≥1 mil thick. Articles are for short term contact (≤12 days) with food at room temperature or below.