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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. 909

The Dow Chemical Company
Braskem S.A.,
Braskem America, Inc., and
Braskem Europe

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: Propylene/ethylene copolymers (CAS Reg. No. 9010-79-1).
Notifier: The Dow Chemical Company
Manufacturer: The Dow Chemical Company
Braskem S.A.,
Braskem America, Inc., and
Braskem Europe
Intended Use: As articles or components of articles used in contact with food.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS has a minimum number-average molecular weight of 25,000 Daltons and may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Table 1 and Table 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in olefin polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1520(c), items 1.1, 3.1, and 3.2 may be used in this food-contact substance, subject to the applicable specifications and limitations.
Effective Date: Oct 6, 2009
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (328 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
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