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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. 946

Coatex S.A.S.
Coatex Netherlands B.V.
Coatex Inc.
Changshu Coatex Additives

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: 2-Propenoic acid, sodium salt, homopolymer (CAS Reg. No. 9003-04-7).
Notifier: Coatex S.A.S.
Manufacturer: Coatex S.A.S.
Coatex Netherlands B.V.
Coatex Inc.
Changshu Coatex Additives
Intended Use: As a mineral pigment dispersant in the coating of paper to be used in food-contact materials.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS is to be used as a grinding aid or dispersant for minerals in paper coating (pigment) at levels up to 1.25% by weight based on pigment during the manufacturing of uncoated and mineral coated food-contact paper and paperboard. The paper and paperboard will be in contact with aqueous, acidic and fatty food types (I, 11,111, IVA, IVB, V, VIB, VIIA, VIIB, VIII, IX) under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: Apr 9, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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