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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. 125

SABIC Innovative Plastics

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: Polyphenylene ether (CAS Reg. No. 25134-01-4).
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer/Supplier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Intended Use: To be used as a component of adhesives (at a use level of 3-7 percent by weight) that are in compliance with 21 CFR 175.105, which are used to attach tapes and labels to boxes or other paper or paperboard packages that contain food items. Single use is intended.
Limitations/Specifications*: As stated in 21 CFR 175.105, the adhesive must be used in compliance with 21 CFR 175.105 paragraph (a)(2).
Effective Date: Apr 27, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo