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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. 1205

Cytec Industries Inc.

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: Poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl), α-(3-carboxy-1-oxosulfopropyl)-ω-(isotridecyloxy)-, sodium salt (1:2) (CAS Reg. No. 1013906-64-3).
Notifier: Cytec Industries Inc.
Manufacturer: Cytec Industries Inc.
Intended Use: As an emulsifier and/or surface-active agent in (1) the emulsion polymerization of polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, and vinyl/acrylic polymers intended for use in coatings for paper and paperboard; and (2) the emulsion polymerization of polymers used in adhesive formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.105(a)(2).
Limitations/Specifications*: In both types of applications, the FCS will be used at levels up to 5 percent by weight of total monomers. Finished adhesives or coatings containing the FCS will be used in contact with all food types under all temperature conditions of use.
Effective Date: Oct 16, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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