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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. 862

Polymer Latex GmbH
Polymer Latex S.r.l.
Polymer Latex Ltd.
Polymer Latex Sdn. Bhd.
Eka Polymer Latex Oy

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/acrylonitrile copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9003-56-9, exclusive of minor co-monomers) containing up to 30% by weight of polymer units derived from acrylonitrile and up to 10% by weight of polymer units derived from one or more of the following monomers: acrylic acid, fumaric acid, 2-hydroxyethyl acrylate, itaconic acid, and methacrylic acid.
Notifier: Polymer Latex GmbH
Polymer Latex S.r.l.
Polymer Latex Ltd.
Polymer Latex Sdn. Bhd.
Eka Polymer Latex Oy
Manufacturer: Polymer Latex GmbH
Polymer Latex S.r.l.
Polymer Latex Ltd.
Polymer Latex Sdn. Bhd.
Eka Polymer Latex Oy
Intended Use: To be used as a component of latex coatings for paper and paperboard, complying with 21 CFR 176.170(b)(2)
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS shall contain no more than 100 ppm of residual styrene in the wet latex and may contact all food types
Effective Date: Feb 5, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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