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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. 501

ExxonMobil Chemical Company

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: Hydrogenated polymers prepared from one or more of the following: 1-decene (CAS Reg. No. 872-05-9), 1-dodecene, (CAS Reg. No. 112-41-4), and 1-octene (CAS Reg.No.111-66-0).
Notifier: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Manufacturer: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Intended Use: As an additive at levels up to 25 percent by weight in pressure-sensitive adhesives that comply with 21 CFR 175.125
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS may be used in contact with all food types, as described in Table 1. The resulting polymers will have a viscosity no greater than 115cSt using ASTM D-445.
Effective Date: Sep 3, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (373 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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