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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. 36

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Recy Number:  36
Date of the NOL:  09/25/1995
Company:  Union Carbide Corp.
Polymer:  HDPE
Polymer Recycling Process:  Physical
Use Limitations:  Nonfood contact layer in a 2 or 3 layer bottle in contact with dry food with no free surface fat at room temperature or below, providing that the PCR HDPE is separated from food by a layer of virgin, food grade HDPE ≥4 mil thick, and the PCR HDPE was previously used for food-contact applications.