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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Submissions on Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics for Food-Contact Articles

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Recycle Number 106

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: Fraunhofer-Institut für   Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung on behalf of SIPA s.p.a.
Polymer: Epoxy and acrylic-based polymers  
Recycling Process: Physical
Use Limitations: Use as nonfood-contact layer of PET bottles will not effect recyclability of such bottles by conventional or "super clean" processes.
Date of No Objection Letter
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Jan 31, 2007