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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. 1918

Eastman Chemical Company

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: Hydrocarbons, C6-C20, polymers, hydrogenated (CAS reg. No. 69430-35-9).
Notifier: Eastman Chemical Company
Manufacturer/Supplier: Eastman Chemical Company
Intended Use: 1) As a component of pressure sensitive adhesive formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.125;
2) As a component of resinous and polymeric coatings for polyolefin films complying with 21 CFR 175.320;
3) As a component of can-end cement formulations complying with 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(xxxi);
4) As a component of coatings for paper and paperboard complying with 21 CFR 176.170 and 21 CFR 176.180;
5) As a component of adhesives for seals of food-contact, glass containers complying with 21 CFR 177.1210.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS is intended to be used at levels not to exceed 60 percent by weight of total polymer/formulation weight in contact with all types of food under Conditions of Use B through H, as described in Table 2. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Oct 25, 2018
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 77 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and EA Revision Sheet (in PDF, 150 kB)