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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. 962

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: Diphosphoric acid, polymers with ethoxylated reduced methyl esters of reduced polymerized oxidized tetrafluoroethylene (CAS Reg. No. 200013-65-6). This substance is also known as phosphate esters of ethoxylated perfluoroether, prepared by reaction of ethoxylated perfluoroether diol (CAS Reg. No. 162492-15-1) with phosphorous pentoxide (CAS Reg. No. 1314-56-3) or pyrophosphoric acid (CAS Reg. No. 2466-09-3).
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Manufacturer: Solvay Specialty Polymers USA, LLC
Intended Use: As a water and oil repellant in the manufacture of food-contact paper and paperboard.
Limitations/Specifications*: For use at levels not to exceed 1.0 percent by weight of finished dry paper or paperboard, in contact with all food types, in microwave susceptor applications. Also for use at levels not to exceed 1.5 percent by weight of finished dry paper or paperboard in contact with all food types, under Conditions of Use B through H, and J, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: May 11, 2010
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo
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