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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. 1156

LyondellBasell Industries

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: 2-Propenoic acid, butyl ester, polymer with ethene (CAS Reg. No. 25750-84-9).
Notifier: LyondellBasell Industries
Manufacturer/Supplier: LyondellBasell Industries
Intended Use: As the basic polymer used in the production of articles intended to contact food.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will contain not more than 10 percent n-butyl acrylate polymer units by weight of the finished copolymer. The maximum thickness of the finished articles will not exceed 210 microns (μm). Finished copolymers may be used in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, and J (microwave only), as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Effective Date: May 4, 2012
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 63 kB)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)