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Cytec Receives FDA Food Contact Clearance for its Aerosol® Surfactant's EF-800 & EF-810

Published on 2012-11-16. Author : SpecialChem

Woodland Park, NJ -- Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT), and its affiliated companies, announced that two of its newest Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylate (APE) free AEROSOL® surfactant's EF-800 and EF-810 have been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration via Food Contact Notifications No. 1182 and 1205, respectively. As such AEROSOL EF-800 and EF-810 may now be used in food-contact applications corresponding to those described in 21 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) Sections 178.3400 ("Emulsifiers and/or surface-active agents"), 176.170 ("Components of paper and paperboard in contact with aqueous and fatty foods"), 176.180 ("Components of paper and paper board in contact with dry food"), and 175.105 ("Adhesives"), provided that it is used at a level not exceeding 5% by weight of total monomers used in (1) adhesive formulations complying with 21 C.F.R Section 175.105 or (2) the emulsion polymerization of polyvinyl acetate, acrylic, and vinyl/acrylic polymers intended for use in coatings for paper and paperboard.

These clearances are important as Cytec's customers can now use the two products as emulsifiers in the manufacture of latex for use in adhesives and films for food contact.

"AEROSOL EF-800 and EF-810 products are aqueous solutions, very low in VOC content and of high purity. Pursuing and obtaining food contact clearances demonstrates Cytec's ongoing commitment to address the needs of the market and insure that our products are manufactured to high quality standards and are inherently safe in the applications for which they are intended." Says Maureen Mackay, Global Marketing Manager, Cytec Specialty Additives.

Cytec is a leading producer of sulfosuccinate surfactants which are used in the emulsion polymer, paints, inks, adhesives, and a myriad of other industries.

About Cytec

Cytec's vision is to deliver specialty chemical and material technologies beyond our customers' imagination. Its focus on innovation, advanced technology and application expertise enables it to develop, manufacture and sell products that change the way iits customers do business. The company's pioneering products perform specific and important functions for its customers, enabling them to offer innovative solutions to the industries that they serve. Its products serve a diverse range of end markets including aerospace composites, structural adhesives, automotive and industrial coatings, electronics, inks, mining and plastics.

Source: Cytec

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