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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. 195

Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.

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: Diphosphoric acid, polymers with ethoxylated reduced Me esters of reduced polymerized oxidized tetrafluoroethylene (CAS Reg. No. 200013-65-6). This substance is also known as: phosphate esters of ethoxylated perfluoroether, prepared by reaction of ethoxylated perfluoroether diol (CAS Reg. No. 162492-15-1) with phosphorous pentoxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-56-3) or pyrophosphoric acid (CAS Reg. No. 2466-09-3).
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Manufacturer: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Intended Use: As a water and oil repellent in the manufacture of paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 1.5 percent by weight of finished dry paper or paperboard in contact with all food types, under Conditions of Use C through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: May 14, 2002
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo