NHC Approved Twenty-eight New Food Contact Substances in China

On 2 June, 2020, National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (NHC) approved twenty-eight new food contact substances, including 7 new food contact additives, 8 food contact additives with expanded scope, 10 new food contact resins, and 3 food contact resins with expanded scope.

(1) New food contact additives

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Zinc caprylate

557-09-5

Plastic: EVOH

0.06

Siloxanes and silicones, dimethyl, 3-hydroxypropyl group-terminated, diesters with poly(2-oxepanone), diacetates

116810-47-0

Coating and coating film

0.025 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Polymer of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propandiol, ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, dimethyl terephthalate, dimer acid and trimellitic anhydride

157479-47-5

Coating and coating film

2.5 (count as the coating formula)

Nepheline syenite

37244-96-5

Plastic

50

Copolymer of 1,2,4-benzenetricarboxylic anhydride, 4,4’-diphenylmethane diisocyanate, and 3,3’-dimethyl-4,4’-biphenylene diisocyanate

133078-67-8

Coating and coating film

50 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Siloxanes and silicones, di-Me, Me hydrogen, reaction products with vinyl group terminated di-Me siloxanes

156065-02-0

Paper and paperboard

0.0022 (count as the pulp)

Polymer of 2,2-dimethyl-1,3-propandiol, ethylene glycol, isophthalic acid, sebacic acid, terephthalic acid and trimellitic anhydride

-

Coating and coating film

1.8 (count as the coating formula)

(2) Food contact additive with expanded scope

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

Wollastonite

13983-17-0

Rubber

15

Erucamide

112-84-5

Plastic: PVC

1

3-Aminopropyltriethoxysilane

919-30-2

Plastic: PPS

0.35

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-dimethyl ester, polymer with 1,4-butanediol and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,4-butanediyl)

9078-71-1

Plastic: PET

18

Polymer sodium salts of 2-acrylic acid and 2-acrylamide

25987-30-8

Paper and paperboard

0.5 (count as dry basis)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, polymer with ethyl 2-propenoate and 2-propenoic acid

30351-73-6

Adhesive

Appropriate level

C.I. Disperse Violet 26

6408-72-6

Plastic: AS

0.0003

Glass fiber

65997-17-3

Plastic: PTFE

25

(3) New food contact resins

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenylbenzene, 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate and methyl 2-propenoate

74082-28-3

Adhesive

-

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with butyl 2-propenoate, ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

193542-91-5

Adhesive

-

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate and 2-ethylhexyl 2-propenoate

26794-25-2

Adhesive

-

2-Propenoic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester, polymer with ethenyl acetate

25067-02-1

Adhesive

-

1,3-benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-benzenedicarboxylic acid, 1,4-cyclohexanedimethanol and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol

164002-50-0

Coating and coating film

85 (count as the dry weight of coating)

2,4-Hexadienoic acid, (2E,4E)-, polymer with 1,4-benzenediol, 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane, ethyl 2-propenoate, 4,4’-methylenebis[2,6-dimethylphenol], methyl 2-methyl-2-propenoate, 2-methyl-2-propenoic acid and 2-propenoic acid, reaction products with 2-(dimethylamino)ethanol

-

Coating and coating film

-

5-Isobenzofurancarboxylic acid, 1,3-dihydro-1,3-dioxo-, polymer with 1,2-ethanediol

43011-20-7

Coating and coating film

5 (count as the dry weight of coating)

Formaldehyde, polymer with 4-(1,1-dimethylethyl)phenol and bisphenol A

54579-44-1

Coating and coating film

15

Polymer of ethylene glycol,  isophthalic acid, terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester and adipic acid

82076-71-9

Coating and coating film

30 (count as the coating formula)

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, polymer with 1,4-butanediol, terephthalic acid, dimethyl ester and hexanedioic acid

82076-69-5

Coating and coating film

80 (count as the dry weight of coating)

(4) Food contact resin with expanded scope

Name

CAS number

Range of application

Maximum level (%)

2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, oxiranylmethyl ester, polymer with chloroethene and ethenyl acetate

26781-49-7

Adhesive, Coating and coating film, Ink

Appropriate level

Vinyl acetate, polymer with vinyl chloride, fumaric acid and glycidyl methacrylate

-

Adhesive, Coating and coating film, Ink

Appropriate level

Styrene polymer with 1,3-butadiene, hydrogenated

66070-58-4

Plastic, Rubber

-

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