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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. 1056

Eastman Chemical Company

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: 1,4-bis(2-ethylhexyl) benzenedicarboxylate (CAS Reg. No. 6422-86-2).
Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer: Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use: The FCS is intended for use as a plasticizer in vinyl chloride polymer formulations.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used in contact with all food types when used at a level not to exceed 55 percent by weight of finished plasticized vinyl chloride polymer formulations used in repeated-use food contact applications at temperatures no greater than 100oC.
Effective Date: Apr 13, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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