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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. 1092

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: 1,3-benzenedicarbonyl dichloride, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarbonyl dichloride, carbonic dichloride and 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis[phenol] (polyester carbonate resins) (CAS Reg. No. 71519-80-7). The resins are produced by the condensation of 4,4'- isopropylidenediphenol, carbonyl chloride, terephthaloyl chloride, and isophthaloyl chloride such that the finished resins are composed of 45 to 85 mole percent ester, of which up to 55 mole percent is the terephthaloyl isomer. The resins are manufactured using a phthaloyl chloride/carbonyl chloride mole ratio of (0.81 to 5.7)/1 and isophthaloyl chloride/terephthaloyl chloride mole ratio of 0.81/1 or greater. The manufacturing process may include optional adjuvant substances authorized for the resins.
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Manufacturer/Supplier: SABIC Innovative Plastics
Intended Use: As food-contact articles or components of food-contact articles, for single-and repeated-use, excluding baby nursing bottles and liquid training cups.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS meets the specifications and limitations as listed in the notification, and excludes its use in the manufacture of baby nursing bottles and liquid training cups.
Effective Date: Aug 10, 2011
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 338 kB)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)