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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. 83

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: Poly(oxy(1,1'-biphenyl)-4,4'-diyloxy-1,4-phenylenesulfonyl-1,4-phenylene) (CAS Reg. No. 25839-81-0).
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Manufacturer: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Intended Use: For repeated use in contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications*: 1. The basic resins are produced by reacting 4,4'-biphenol and 4,4'-dichlorodiphenylsulfone according to the process described in the notification, so that the finished resin has a weight average molecular weight of at least 43,000. 2. The basic resins are to be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Sep 23, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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