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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. 517

Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC

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: Polysulfone-polyphenylene sulfone block copolymer CAS name: [1,1'-Biphenyl]-4,4'-diol, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] and 1,1'-sulfonylbis[4-chlorobenzene] (CAS Reg. No. 27757-21-7).
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Manufacturer: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Intended Use: As a component of repeat-use molded articles such as food trays, conveyor belts, bearings, utensils, containers, and components of machinery.
Limitations/Specifications*: The thickness of the molded article must be between 2-20 mm. The FCS is intended to contact all types of food at temperatures not to exceed 204°C (400°F) for food trays and 191°C (375°F) for other uses.
Effective Date: Aug 31, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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