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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. 57

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: Aromatic modified aliphatic hydrocarbon resin. The FCS is also known as aromatic modified petroleum hydrocarbon resin. (CAS Reg. No. 68527-25-3).
Notifier: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Manufacturer: ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Intended Use: 1. As a component of adhesive formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.105 and 21 CFR 175.125; 2. As a component of resinous and polymeric coatings complying with 21 CFR 175.320 applied to polyolefin films complying with 21 CFR 175.1520(c); 3. As a component of can-end cement formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(xxxi); 4. As a component of coatings for paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 176.180; 5. As a component of adhesives for seals of food-contact, glass containers complying with 21 CFR 177.1210 and 21 CFR 175.105.
Limitations/Specifications*: At levels not to exceed 60 percent by weight of total polymer/formulation weight in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Aug 24, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (169 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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