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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. 2034

Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.

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: Copolymers of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), α-methylstyrene (CAS Reg. No. 98-83-9), butyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 97-88-1), 2-ethylhexyl acrylate (CAS Reg. No. 103-11-7), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 80-62-6), butyl acrylate (CAS Reg. No. 141-32-2), itaconic acid (CAS Reg. No. 97-65-4), methacrylic acid (CAS Reg. No. 79-41-4), hydroxypropyl acrylate (CAS Reg. No. 999-61-1 and CAS Reg. No. 2918-23-2), sodium methallyl sulfonate (CAS Reg. No. 1561-92-8), and sodium styrene sulfonate (CAS Reg. No. 2695-37-6).
Notifier: Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Arakawa Chemical Industries, Ltd.
Intended Use: For use as a dispersant for rosin sizing agents added prior to the sheet forming process in the manufacture of paper and paperboard, except for use in contact with infant formula and human milk (see Limitations/Specifications).
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS may be used at levels not to exceed 0.1% by dry weight of the finished paper and paperboard in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Tables 1 and 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: Mar 31, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 309 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) (in PDF, 128 kB)