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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. 784

Siltech 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: Siloxanes and silicones, 3-[3-diethylmethylammonio)-2-hydroxypropoxyl] propyl Me, di-Me, chlorides (CAS Reg. No. 588707-20-4).
Notifier: Siltech Corporation
Manufacturer: Siltech Corporation
Intended Use: As a component of emulsion-based defoamers that are used in the pulping of lignocellulosic materials that can be used in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS shall be applied at levels ranging from 3.5 to 14 grams per metric ton of dry pulp. The FCS may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Mar 6, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (281 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)