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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 111

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 Verfahrenstechnik und Verpackung on behalf of SIG Corpoplast GmbH & Co. KG (SIG)
Polymer: Silicon Oxide
Use Limitations: Food contact layer applied at a thickness of 100 nanometers for use with PCR PET for contact with aqueous, acidic and low alcoholic beverages (< 8% alcohol content) under  Conditions of Use E through G, provided the PCR PET comes from containers previously used for food and non-food applications (excluding industrial PET containers) and the PCR PET complies with 21 CFR 177.1630.  
Date of No Objection Letter
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Aug 27, 2007