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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. 429

SABIC Innovative Plastics and BASF Corporation

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: Copolymer of styrene (CAS Reg. No. 100-42-5), methyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No.80-62-6), and glycidyl methacrylate (CAS Reg. No. 106-91-2).
Notifier: SABIC Innovative Plastics and BASF Corporation
Manufacturer/Supplier: SABIC Innovative Plastics and BASF Corporation
Intended Use: For use as a polymeric chain extender in repeated use polymers in contact with all food types and under conditions of use A through H.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS shall be used at a maximum level of 0.5 percent by weight of the polymers to which it is added.
Effective Date: Oct 30, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo