China Approved 12 New Food Contact Materials Substances

  •   6 Nov 2017
  •    Yilia Ye

    Takehome:

    • China NHFPC approved 12 new FCM substances, including amorphous hydrogenated carbon, a new food contact material.

    On October 31, China NHFPC announced the approval of 12 new substances used in food contact materials (FCMs) and articles. 7 additives are newly applicable to the manufacture of plastics, paper and paperboard, or painting and coating. The application scopes of 2 additives are expanded, 2 types of new resin are added, and amorphous hydrogenated carbon is regarded as a new food contact material.

    New additives used in FCMs and articles

    S/N

    English name

    CAS No.

    Application scope

    Maximum level/%

    Remarks

    1

    Phenol,2,6-dimethyl-,homopolymer,fumarated

    171885-12-4

    Plastics: PS

    3

     

    2

    2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, 1,1'-(1,1-dimethyl-3-methylene-1, 3-propanediyl)bis[benzene], ethenylbenzene,(1-methylethenyl)benzene, methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid, sodium salt, peroxydisulfuric acid([(HO)S(O)2]2O2) ammonium salt (1:2)-initiated

    /

    Paper and paperboard

    0.065 (calculated by dry paper)

     

    3

    Benzamide, 3,3'-[(2-chloro-1,4-phenylene)bis[imino(1-acetyl-2-oxo-2, 1-ethanediyl)azo]]bis[4-methyl

    253430-12-5

    plastics

    1.0

    It shall comply with purity requirement of colorant in GB 9685

    4

    9-Octadecenoic acid

    (9Z)-,1,1'-[2,2-bis[[(1-oxooctadecyl)oxy]methyl]-1,3-pro

    panediyl] ester

    68966-40-5

    Painting and coating

    Use in moderation

     

    5

    Vinyltrimethoxysilane

    2768-02-7

    Plastics: EVOH

    0.16

    When EVOH modified by this substance is used alone, the maximum temperature is 100 ℃.

    6

    N,N,N′,N′-tetrakis (2-hydroxypropyl) adipamide

    57843-53-5

    Painting and coating

     

    Cannot be used to contact with infant formula food and breast milk

    No reuse

    No irradiation

    Maximum temperature: 121℃

    7

    Trisodium N-(hydroxyethyl)-ethylenediaminetriacetate

    139-89-9

    Paper and paperboard

     

     

    Additives with enlarged application scope

    S/N

    English name

    CAS No.

    Application scope

    Maximum level/%

    Remarks

    1

    Oxirane, 2-methyl-, polymer with oxirane

    9003-11-6

    Paper and paperboard

    1 mg/dm2

     

    2

    Dichlorodimethylsilane reaction products with silica

    68611-44-9

    Plastics: PVDF

    50

    Processing agent only;

    For PVDF produced by this substance, the maximum temperature is 100℃.

    New resins for FCMs use

    S/N

    English name

    CAS No.

    Application scope

    Maximum level/%

    Remarks

    1

    2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, ethyl ester, polymer with 2-propenenitrile and 2-propenoic acid

    24981-02-0

    Painting and coating

    Use in moderation

     

    2

    Copolymer of sorbic acid, bisphenol A, epoxy resin, styrene, methyl methacrylate, acrylic acid, methacrylic acid and ethyl acrylate partially neutralized with dimethyl ethanol amine

    /

    Painting and coating

    Use in moderation

    Not applicable to FCMs and articles specialized for infants

    New food contact material

    S/N

    English name

    CAS No.

    Remarks

    1

    Amorphous hydrogenated carbon

    /

    It is a type of coating painted on PET container, whose thickness shall be less than 0.15mm and temperature no more than 100℃.

     

    *relevant webinar: Supply Chain Responsibilities and Declaration of Compliance for Food Contact Materials & Articles in China

    Reference link

    NHFPC announcement

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