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China Solicits Comments on 21 Food-Contact Substances

On August 21, 2019, the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) solicited comments on 21 substances for food-contact materials and articles. The substances—six additives for expanded use scope or use level, five new additives, three resins for expanded use scope or use level, and seven new resins—are listed below.  

Additives with expanded use scope or use level

  • Wollastonite (CAS No. 13983-17-0) for use in rubber

  • Erucamide; cis-13-Docosenamide (CAS No. 112-84-5) for use in PVC plastic

  • 3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane (CAS No. 919-30-2) for use in PPS plastic

  • 1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl) (CAS No. 9078-71-1) for use in PET plastic

  • Polymer sodium salts of 2-acrylic acid and 2-acrylamide (CAS No. 25987-30-8) for use in paper and paper board

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid (CAS No. 30351-73-6) for use in adhesives

New additives

  • Siloxanes and silicones, dimethyl, 3-hydroxypropyl group-terminated, diesters with poly(2-oxepanone), diacetates (CAS No.116810-47-0) for use in coatings and coating layers

  • Polymer of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propandiol, ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate, dimer acid and trimellitic anhydride (CAS No. 157479-47-5) for use in coatings and coating layers

  • Nepheline syenite (CAS No. 37244-96-5) for use in plastics

  • Copolymer of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic anhydride, 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and 3,3’-dimethyl-4,4’-biphenylene diisocyanate (CAS No. 133078-67-8) for use in coatings and coating layers

  • Zinc caprylate (CAS No. 557-09-5) for use in EVOH plastics

Resins for expanded use or scope

  • Styrene block polymer with 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated (CAS No. 66070-58-4) for use in PS and rubber

  • Vinyl acetate, polymer with vinyl chloride, fumaric acid and glycidyl methacrylate for use in adhesives, coating and coatings layers, and printing ink

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with chloroethene and ethenyl acetate (CAS No. 26781-49-7) for use in adhesives, coatings and coating layers, and printing ink

New resins

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-propenoate (CAS No. 74082-28-3) for use in adhesives

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate (CAS No. 193542-91-5) for use in adhesives

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate (CAS No. 26794-25-2) for use in adhesives

  • 2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate (CAS No. 25067-02-1) for use in adhesives

  • 1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (CAS No. 164002-50-0) for use in coatings and coating layers

  • 2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (2E,4E)-, polymer with 1,4-benzenediol, 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4’-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol], methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol for use in coatings and coating layers

  • 5-Isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol (CAS No. 43011-20-7) for use in coatings and coating layers

Maximum use level and any restrictions, such as single migration limits, are including in the listing. Comments on these substances are due by September 19, 2019.

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