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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. 845

OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.

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: Styrene/butadiene copolymers (CAS Reg. No., exclusive of minor monomers, is 9003-55-8), produced by copolymerizing styrene and butadiene with one or more of the monomers methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, fumaric acid, N-methylol methacrylamide, and methacrylamide, such that the total of methacrylic acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, acrylic acid, and fumaric acid does not exceed 10 percent by weight, and the methacrylamide and N-methylol methacrylamide do not exceed 2 percent and 3 percent by weight, respectively.
Notifier: OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Manufacturer: OMNOVA Solutions, Inc.
Intended Use: For use as a latex binder in paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 and 176.180, at levels not to exceed 20 percent by weight of the paper or paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: The wet latex shall contain no more than 250 ppm styrene and 200 ppm 4-vinylcyclohexene.
Effective Date: Dec 10, 2008
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (177 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)