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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. 40


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 sulfide polymers (CAS Reg. No. 25212-74-2 or 26125-40-6)
Notifier: Ticona
Manufacturer/Supplier: Ticona
Intended Use: As a polymeric component of repeated use food-contact articles.
Limitations/Specifications*: The polyphenylene sulfide polymers are to be manufactured by the equimolar reaction of sodium sulfide and p-dichlorobenzene using the synthetic scheme described in your notification. The finished polymer has a melt temperature (Tm) of 272-283°C and an average molecular weight ranging from 25,000 to 100,000 Daltons. The polymer will be used under conditions of use A through H and in contact with all types of food.
Effective Date: Jun 28, 2000
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (113 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)