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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. 327

Crompton Corporation

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: Polypropylene glycol monobutyl ether; CAS name: Poly(oxy(methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)), α-butyl-ω-hydroxy- (CAS Reg. No. 9003-13-8).
Notifier: Crompton Corporation
Manufacturer: Crompton Corporation
Intended Use: As a diluent in defoamers used in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that will be used to make food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 8 grams per metric ton of dry pulp (0.0008 percent). The FCS may be used in contact with all food types as described in Table 1. The FCS may also be used in accordance with food additive regulations and effective notifications which incorporate by reference materials cleared in 21 CFR 176.210.
Effective Date: Jul 12, 2003
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (608 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)/EA Supplement