Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles
Recycle Number 45
If a listed process is sublicensed to be used by another manufacturer, there is no need for the sublicensing company to obtain a new favorable opinion letter issued to their name, as long as the recycling process and intended use conditions of recycled plastic are exactly the same as described in the original favorable letter listed on this website. The original favorable opinion letter is applicable to the recycling process that FDA reviewed, regardless of which manufacturer uses it.
|Company:||Keller & Heckman on behalf of Eastman Chemical Co.|
|Polymer:||poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-2,6-naphthalenediylcarbonyl) (PEN) resins|
|Recycling Process:||Chemical - Regenerated dimethylnapthalene dicarboxylate and ethylene glycol from depolymerized PCR poly(oxy-1,2 - ethanediyloxycarbonyl - 2,6-naphthalenediylcarbonyl (PEN) resins using a methanolysis process.|
|Use Limitations:||PEN resins for food-contact applications, provided resulting PEN complies with 21 CFR 177.1637.|
|Date of No Objection Letter
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|Oct 18, 1996|
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