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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. 533

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 monomers: 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 10 percent in propylene homopolymers and copolymers that comply with 21 CFR 177.1520(c) or are the subject of an effective food contact notification.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS has a minimum kinematic viscosity at 100°C of 9.4 centistokes. The FCS may be used in contact with food types I, II, IVB, VIA, VIB, VIC (up to 15 percent alcohol), VIIB and VIII under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Nov 3, 2005
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (333 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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