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FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

EU. Union List of Authorised Substances: Annex I, Plastics Food Contact Regulation 10/2011/EU, as amended by Regulation 2020/1245/EU, 3 September 2020

This list contains the Union list of authorised monomers, other starting substances, macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation, additives and polymer production aids. It is taken from Annex I of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

Last updated 26 November 2021. Database contains 1072 unique substances/entries.
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998
yes
no
Only to be used as particles in non-plasticised PVC up to 10 % w/w in contact with all food types at room temperature or below including long- term storage.
When used together with the substance with FCM No 859 and/or the substance with FCM No 1043, the restriction of 10 % w/w applies to the sum of those substances.
The diameter of particles shall be > 20 nm, and for at least 95 % by number it shall be > 40 nm.
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200-018-0
50-21-5
99
62960
19460
yes
no
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99
19460
62960
yes
no
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222-852-4
3634-83-1
988
no
no
SML(T) applies to the migration of its hydrolysis product, 1,3- benzenedimethanamine.
To be used only as co-monomer in the manufacture of a middle layer coating on a poly(ethylene terephthalate) polymer film in a multilayer film.
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200-001-8
50-00-0
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17260
54880
yes
no
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979
79987
yes
no
Only to be used in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at a maximum level of 5 % w/w.
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700-485-5
939402-02-5
974
74050
yes
yes
1 mg/kg
The migration of 2,4-di-tert-amylphenol shall not exceed 1 mg/kg food.
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700-485-5
939402-02-5
974
74050
yes
yes
10 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of the phosphite and phosphate forms of the substance, 4-tert-amylphenol and 2,4-di-tert-amylphenol.
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243-053-7
19430-93-4
973
22931
no
no
Only to be used as a co-monomer up to 0,1 % w/w in the polymerisation of fluoropolymers, sintered at high temperatures.
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235-285-2
12158-74-6
972
45197
yes
no
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219-547-3
2459-10-1
971
25885
no
no
Only to be used as a co-monomer up to 0,35 % w/w to produce modified polyesters intended to be used in contact with aqueous and dry foodstuffs containing no free fat at the surface.
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72081/10
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Petroleum hydrocarbon resins, hydrogenated are produced by the catalytic or thermalpolymerisation of dienes and olefins of the aliphatic, alicyclic and/or monobenzenoidarylalkene types from distillates of cracked petroleum stocks with a boiling range not greater than 220 °C, as well as the pure monomers found in these distillation streams, subsequently followed by distillation, hydrogenation and additional processing.
Properties: Viscosity at 120 °C: > 3 Pa.s,Softening point: > 95 °C as determined by ASTM Method E 28-67,Bromine number: < 40 (ASTM D1159),The colour of a 50 % solution in toluene < 11 on the Gardner scale,Residual aromatic monomer ≤ 50 ppm.
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607-457-0
24937-78-8
969
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no
Only to be used as a polymeric additive up to 2 % w/w in polyolefins.
The migration of low molecular weight oligomeric fraction below 1 000 Da shall not exceed 5 mg/kg food.
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95920
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no
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95883
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no
Average molecular weight not less than 480 Da.
Viscosity at 100 °C not less than 8,5 cSt (8,5 × 10-6 m2/s).
Content of mineral hydrocarbons with Carbon number less than 25, not more than 5 % (w/w)
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95859
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Average molecular weight not less than 500 Da.
Viscosity at 100 °C not less than 11 cSt (11 × 10-6 m2/s).
Content of mineral hydrocarbons with Carbon number less than 25, not more than 5 % (w/w)
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95858
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
Not to be used for articles in contact with fatty foods for which simulant D1 and/or D2 is laid down.
Average molecular weight not less than 350 Da. Viscosity at 100 °C not less than 2,5 cSt (2,5 × 10-6 m2/s). Content of hydrocarbons with Carbon number less than 25, not more than 40 % (w/w).
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700-323-3
908020-52-0
926
71955
yes
no
Only to be used in the polymerisation of fluoropolymers that are processed at temperatures higher than 300 °C for at least 10 minutes.
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924
94987
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
Only for use in PET in contact with all types of foods other than fatty, high- alcoholic and dairy products.
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204-393-1
120-40-1
923
39150
yes
no
5 mg/kg
The residual amount of diethanolamine in plastics, as an impurity and decomposition product of the substance, shall not result in a migration of diethanolamine higher than 0,3 mg/kg food.
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93970
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
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92320
yes
yes
15 mg/kg
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37486-69-4
903
yes
no
Only to be used as a polymer production aid in the polymerisation of fluoropolymers intended for: (a) repeated and single use materials and articles when sintered or processed (non-sintered) at temperatures at or above 360 °C for at least 10 minutes or at higher temperatures for equivalent shorter times; (b) repeated use materials and articles when processed (non-sintered) at temperatures from 300 °C and up to 360 °C for at least 10 minutes.
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204-886-1
128-44-9
902
yes
no
The substance shall comply with the specific purity criteria as set out in Commission Regulation (EU) No 231/2012 (OJ L 83, 22.3.2012, p. 1).
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90
92195
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no
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