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China Approves Six New Food-Contact Substances

March 27, 2018

China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) approved six new food-contact substances on March 26, 2018. The new substances are shown in the chart below.

 

 

Substance

Scope of Use

CASRN

New Additives

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

Adhesives

Expanded use additives

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

Plastics

919-30-2

New Resin

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

Coatings

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

Coatings

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

Coatings

Expanded Use Resin

Polyvinyl chloride

Coatings

9002-86-2

 

These administrative approvals now permit the lawful marketing in China of these food-contact substances for the referenced food-contact applications.  These approvals will eventually be incorporated into the relevant Food Safety Standards upon their revision.  For example, the additive approvals will be added to China's GB 9685 Food Safety Standard on the Uses of Additives in Food-Contact Materials and Articles