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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. 128

Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.

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: A copolymer of tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) and perfluoromethylvinyl ether (PFMVE) (CAS Reg. No. 26425-79-6) modified with 1,3,5-triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC) and 3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8-dodecafluoro-1,9-diene, manufactured and characterized as further described in the notification.
Notifier: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Solvay Specialty Polymers Italy S.p.A.
Intended Use: As a gasket or seal for food processing equipment.
Limitations/Specifications*: The finished copolymers are intended for repeat use as components of gaskets or seals used in food processing equipment intended to contact food Types I through VII as described in Table 1.
Effective Date: Jul 21, 2001
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo