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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. 324

JSR Corporation Asahi Kasei Corporation Goi Chemical Company, Ltd.

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: α-methylstyrene dimer (2,4-Diphenyl-4-methyl-1-pentene; Benzene, 1,1'-(1,1-dimethyl-3-methylene-1,3-propanediyl)bis- (CAS Reg. No. 6362-80-7).
Notifier: JSR Corporation Asahi Kasei Corporation Goi Chemical Company, Ltd.
Manufacturer: JSR Corporation Asahi Kasei Corporation Goi Chemical Company, Ltd.
Intended Use: For use as a polymerization control agent in styrene-butadiene latex coatings for food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished paper and paperboard may contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, as specified in Tables 1 and 2. The level of the FCS may not exceed 12 µg/in2 in finished food-contact paper and paperboard.
Effective Date: Jun 13, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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