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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. 30

BetzDearborn, 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: Copolymer of the sodium salt of acrylic acid with polyethyleneglycol allyl ether(CAS Reg. No. 137898-98-7)
Notifier: BetzDearborn, Inc.
Manufacturer: BetzDearborn, Inc.
Intended Use: For use in boiler water additives complying with 21 CFR 173.310.
Limitations/Specifications*: The mole ratio of the sodium salt of acrylic acid to polyethyleneglycol allyl ether in the copolymer must not exceed 2.5 to 1. In addition, the additive must not exceed 200 parts per million (ppm) in boiler water. Further, this product must meet any applicable specifications under 21 CFR 173.310.
Effective Date: Apr 11, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (827 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)