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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 23 July 2021. Database contains 1072 unique substances/entries.
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613-156-5
63148-62-9
575
76721
yes
no
Viscosity at 25 °C not less than 100 cSt (100 × 10-6 m2/s).
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455-890-7
6607-41-6
872
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
To be used only as a co-monomer in polycarbonate copolymers.
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607-759-2
25618-55-7
1017
yes
no
To be processed under conditions preventing the decomposition of the substance and up to a maximum temperature of 275 °C.
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618-363-4
9003-39-8
552
81500
yes
no
The substance shall meet the purity criteria as laid down in Commission Directive 2008/84/EC [OJ L 253, 20.9.2008, p. 1.].
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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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616-996-0
80181-31-3
744
18888
no
no
The substance is used as product obtained by bacterial fermentation. In compliance with the specifications mentioned in the Table 4 of Annex I.
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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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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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-
72
76815
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 5 % (w/w).
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167883-16-1
776
76723
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 1,5 % (w/w).
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661476-41-1
782
76725
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 1 % (w/w).
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608-670-1
31831-53-5
672
76845
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 0,5 % (w/w).
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608-670-1
31831-53-5
672
76845
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 0,5 % (w/w).
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607-789-6
25736-61-2
642
64990
yes
no
The fraction with molecular weight below 1000 Da shall not exceed 0,05 % (w/w).
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-
805
93450
yes
no
The content of the surface treatment copolymer of the coated titanium dioxide is less than 1 % w/w.
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254-413-8
39318-18-8
1064
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
Stoichiometry: WOn, n = 2,72-2,90.
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-
20
39120
yes
no
SML(T) expressed excluding HCl.
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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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618-128-6
882073-43-0
808
38550
yes
no
5 mg/kg
SML including the sum of its hydrolysis products.
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-
808
38550
yes
no
5 mg/kg
SML including the sum of its hydrolysis products.
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CYASORB(R) UV-3638 LIGHT STABILISER
418-280-1
18600-59-4
796
72141
yes
yes
0.05 mg/kg
SML including the sum of its hydrolysis products.
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3,4-DIACETOXY-1-BUTENE
421-720-5
18085-02-4
862
15180
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML including the hydrolysis product 3,4- dihydroxy-1-butene.
Only to be used as a co-monomer for ethylvinylalcohol (EVOH) and polyvinylalcohol (PVOH) copolymers.
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203-049-8
102-71-6
793
94000
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of triethanolamine and the hydrochloride adduct expressed as triethanolamine.
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410-730-5
90498-90-1
858
38565
yes
yes
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of the substance and its oxidation product 3-[(3-(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl)prop-2-enoyloxy)-1,1-dimethylethyl]-9-[(3-(3-tert-butyl-4-hydroxy-5-methylphenyl) propionyloxy)-1,1-dimethylethyl]-2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro [5,5]-undecane in equilibrium with its para quinone methid tautomer.
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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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-
203255-81-6
792
92475
yes
yes
5 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of phosphite and phosphate form of the substance and the hydrolysis products.
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215-325-5
1321-74-0
405
16690
no
no
0.01 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of divinylbenzene and ethylvinylbenzene.
It may contain up to 45 % (m/m) of ethylvinylbenzene
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213-663-8
999-61-1
385
11530
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as the sum of acrylic acid, 2-hydroxypropyl ester and acrylic acid, 2-hydroxyisopropyl ester.
It may contain up to 25 % (m/m) of acrylic acid, 2-hydroxyisopropyl ester (CAS No 0002918-23-2).
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421-920-2
154862-43-8
773
38840
yes
yes
5 mg/kg
SML expressed as sum of the substance itself, its oxidised form bis(2,4-dicumylphenyl)pentaerythritol-phosphate and its hydrolysis product (2,4-dicumylphenol).
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423-560-1
161717-32-4
774
95270
yes
yes
2 mg/kg
SML expressed as sum of phosphite, phosphate and the hydrolysis product = TTBP.
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416-140-4
145650-60-8
769
74010
yes
yes
5 mg/kg
SML expressed as sum of phosphite and phosphate.
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410-290-4
80693-00-1
746
38810
yes
yes
5 mg/kg
SML expressed as sum of phosphite and phosphate.
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279-459-6
80410-33-9
745
68145
yes
yes
5 mg/kg
SML expressed as sum of phosphite and phosphate.
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37296-97-2
685
85950
yes
no
0.15 mg/kg
SML expressed as fluoride.
Only to be used in layers of multi-layer materials not coming into direct contact with food.
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202-510-0
96-49-1
177
16955
no
no
30 mg/kg
SML expressed as ethyleneglycol.
Residual content of 5 mg ethylene carbonate per kg of hydrogel with max 10 g of hydrogel in contact with 1 kg of food.
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681-637-7
25134-51-4
636
31500
yes
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as acrylic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester.
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204-251-9
118-45-6
787
14628
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as 4-chlorophthalic acid.
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204-179-8
117-21-5
786
14627
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as 3-chlorophthalic acid.
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224-594-8
4422-95-1
481
13060
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
SML expressed as 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid.
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614-610-5
68554-70-1
730
66930
yes
no
Residual monomer in methylsilsesquioxane: < 1 mg methyltrimethoxysilane/kg of methylsilsesquioxane.
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213-048-4
919-30-2
377
12786
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
Residual extractable content of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane to be less than 3 mg/kg filler when used for the reactive surface treatment of inorganic fillers.
SML = 0,05 mg/kg when used for the surface treatment of materials and articles.
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219-371-7
2425-79-8
442
13780
no
no
0.01 mg/kg
Residual content = 1 mg/kg in final product expressed as epoxygroup.
Molecular weight is 43 Da.
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-
873
93460
yes
no
Reaction product of titanium dioxide with up to 2 % w/w surface treatment substance octyltriethoxysilane, processed at high temperatures.
Details
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132459-54-2
764
13317
no
no
0.05 mg/kg
Purity > 98,1 % (w/w).
Only to be used as co-monomer (max 4 %) for polyesters (PET, PBT).
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215-609-9
1333-86-4
411
42080
yes
no
Primary particles of 10 - 300 nm which are aggregated to a size of 100 - 1200 nm which may form agglomerates within the size distribution of 300 nm - mm.
Toluene extractables: maximum 0,1 %, determined according to ISO method 6209.
UV absorption of cyclohexane extract at 386 nm: < 0,02 AU for a 1 cm cell or < 0,1 AU for a 5 cm cell, determined according to a generally recognised method of analysis.
Benzo(a)pyrene content: max 0,25 mg/kg carbon black.
Maximum use level of carbon black in the polymer: 2,5 % w/w.
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-
97
72081/10
yes
no
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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A clay that is essentially kaolinite, a hydrated aluminum silicate. It has a high fusion point and is the most refractory of all clays.
310-194-1
1332-58-7
410
62720
yes
no
Particles can be thinner than 100 nm only if incorporated at a quantity of less than 12 % w/w in an ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) inner layer of a multi- layer structure, in which the layer in direct contact with the food provides a functional barrier preventing migration of particles into the food.
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210-478-4
616-38-6
1067
no
no
Only to be used: a) with 1,6-hexanediol in the manufacture of polycarbonate pre-polymers that are used at up to 30 % to manufacture thermoplastic polyurethanes with 4,4'-methylenediphenyldiisocyanate and diols, such as polypropylene glycol and 1,4-butanediol. The resulting material shall only be applied in repeated use articles intended to come into short-term contact (≤ 30 min at room temperature) with food for which simulants A and/or B are assigned in Table 2 of Annex III; or b) for the production of other polycarbonates and/or under other conditions provided that the migration of dimethyl carbonate does not exceed 0,05 mg/kg food and that the migration of all polycarbonate oligomers with a molecular weight below 1 000 Da together does not exceed 0,05 mg/kg food.
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-
1053
yes
no
Only to be used when produced from a fatty acid precursor that is obtained from edible fats or oils.
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210-826-5
624-03-3
1048
yes
no
Only to be used when produced from a fatty acid precursor that is obtained from edible fats or oils.
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