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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. 45

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Recy Number:  45
Date of the NOL:  10/18/1996
Company:  Keller & Heckman on behalf of Eastman Chemical Co.
Polymer:  PEN
Polymer Recycling Process:  Chemical - Regenerated dimethylnapthalene dicarboxylate and ethylene glycol from depolymerized PCR poly(oxy-1,2 - ethanediyloxycarbonyl - 2,6-naphthalenediylcarbonyl (PEN) resins using a methanolysis process.
Use Limitations:  PEN resins for food-contact applications, provided resulting PEN complies with 21 CFR 177.1637.