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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. 1272

Kemira Chemicals, 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: Diallyldimethylammonium chloride polymer with acrylamide, reaction product with glyoxal, produced by copolymerizing from 20 to 90 weight percent of acrylamide and 10 to 80 weight percent of diallyldimethylammonium chloride, which is then cross-linked with not more than 30 weight percent of glyoxal.
Notifier: Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
Manufacturer: Kemira Chemicals, Inc.
Intended Use: As a drainage aid or as a dry and wet strength additive added prior to the sheet-forming operation in the manufacture of paper and paperboard at a level not to exceed 2 percent by weight of the dry fibers in the finished paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For single use articles in contact with all food types (I-IX) and under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Jun 19, 2013
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (456 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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