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LANXESS Polymers and Food Contact in the United States

 
The Durethan® and Pocan® products listed below are in chemical compliance with the indicated section of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 "Food and Drugs", Part 177 "Indirect Food Additives: Polymers"


21 CFR § 177.1500 "Nylon resins"          ||          21 CFR §177.1660 "Poly(tetramethyleneterephthalate)"
Durethan          ||          Pocan Base ResinPocan Compound
B31F, B31FCS
B35F, B35FA, B35FKA
B38FKA
B40F, B40FA, B40FKA
C38F*, C38FA, C38FKS
CPA31, DPCPA31FBA
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          TP010-003
B600
B1100
B1200
B1300
B1400
B1600
B1700
TP100-003
B1301
B1501
B1701
B1703


*Durethan C38F and its related derivative products, C38FKS and C38FA, are additionally covered under FCN 1134 with all food types under conditions of use A through H and J provided the contact level does not exceed 40 mg/square inch. That level may be ensured by limiting the layer of the resin to no more than 49 microns thick in the final package composition. Please note, this does not apply to Durethan C38FAM or C38FKAM.

The above-mentioned grades are not Kosher certified, but we are able to advise that the products are not manufactured with, or otherwise known to contain, any animal-derived materials or any genetically modified organisms (GMO) or GMO-derived materials.

In addition, the Durethan products listed below may be used as a component of laminate structures that are in compliance with applicable FDA food additive regulations, provided that:

  • the following products are not the food-contact layer, and
  • the following products are separated from the food by a 2 mil (0.051 mm) thick food-contact layer that is manufactured from material the FDA considers to be an effective functional barrier to migration.


Durethan
B40FAM
C38FAM, C38FKAM
KU2-2903
T40

Based on our inquiries to the FDA, examples of effective functional barriers to migration include:

  • aluminum foils
  • polyethyenes complying with 177.1520
  • polypropylenes complying with 177.1520
  • blends of complying poly-ethylene and polypropylene


There may also be other materials that have been determined to be effective barriers to migration. However, the FDA has not published a definitive list of such "barrier materials".


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