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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. 1636

Nouryon Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB

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: Acrylonitrile-methyl methacrylate-trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 57912-88-6).
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB, Expancel
Manufacturer/Supplier: Nouryon Pulp and Performance Chemicals AB
Intended Use: As a component of agglomerated cork stoppers used as closures for alcoholic beverage bottles.
Limitations/Specifications: The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 10 weight percent of the stoppers used as closures for bottles intended to hold beverages containing up to 50 percent alcohol by volume under Conditions of Use D through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Mar 22, 2016
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF, 596 kb)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)