FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

EU. Union List of Authorized Substances: Annex I, Plastics Food Contact Regulation 10/2011/EU, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2023/1627, OJ L 201, 11 August 2023

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.

carbon black

EC / List no: 215-609-9 CAS no: 1333-86-4
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Additive or PPA
Use as monomer/macromolecule
FRF applicable
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.