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China NHFPC Approves New Resins and Additive for Food Contact Materials

  •   29 Mar 2018
  •    Giacomo Cirillo
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    Takehome:

    • China NHFPC introduced 1 new food contact material additive and 3 new resins and expanded the scope of other substances.

    On 22nd March, China NHFPC announced the approval of 6 new varieties of food related products, including 1 new food contact material additive, 1 food contact material additive with enlarged scope or usage amount, 3 new resins used in FCM and 1 resin used in FCM with enlarged scope or usage amount.

    New additive applied in FCM

    English name

    Application scope
     

    CAS number

    Maximum level (%)

    Remarks

    Homopolymers of distillates (petroleum), C3-6, piperylene-rich (C5) and copolymers with one or more of the following: isobutylene (C4), styrene, and alpha-methylstyrene

    Adhesive

    -

    As required in production

    The adhesive to which the substance is added must not be in direct contact with the food. The use temperature must not exceed 100°C.

    Additive with enlarged scope or usage amount

    English name

    Application scope
     

    CAS number

    Maximum level (%)

    Remarks

    3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

    Plastic: Polyamide (PA)

    919-30-2

    0.0145

    The use temperature of the polyamide plastic materials and articles to which they are added must not exceed 135 °C.

    3 new resins used in FCM

    English name

    Application scope
     

    CAS number

    Maximum level (%)

    Polymer of adipic acid with isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, 2,2-dihydroxymethyl butanol and dimethyl-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxyla

    Coating

    -

    75

    Polymer of isophthalic acid, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride, phosphoric acid, trimethylol propane and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

    3.5

    Polymer of isophthalic acid and terephthalic acid, adipic acid, trimethylol propane, 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol and ethylene glycol

    81

    Resin with enlarged scope or usage amount

    English name

    Application scope
     

    CAS number

    Maximum level (%)

    Remarks

    Polyvinyl chloride

    Coating

    9002-86-2

    50

    The contact temperature of food contact coating products produced by this material shall not exceed 127°C, and is only for one-time use.

    Reference link

    NHFPC Announcement (Chinese)

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