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ANNEX II
LIST OF SUBSTANCES AUTHORISED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF REGENERATED CELLULOSE FILM
NB:
-- The percentages in this Annex, first and second parts, are expressed in weight/weight (w/w) and are calculated in
relation to the quantity of anhydrous uncoated regenerated cellulose film.
-- The usual technical denominations are given in square brackets.
-- The substances used shall be of good technical quality as regards the purity criteria.
FIRST PART
Uncoated regenerated cellulose film
Denominations
Restrictions
A. Regenerated cellulose
Not less than 72 % (w/w)
B. Additives
1. Softeners
Not more than 27 % (w/w) in total
-- Bis (2-hydroxyethyl) ether [= diethyleneglycol]
Only for films intended to be coated and then used for
foodstuffs which are not moist, namely which do not
contain water which is physically free at the surface.
The total amount of bis(2-hydroxyethyl)ether and etha-
nediol present in foodstuffs that have been in contact
with film of this type may not exceed 30 mg/kg of the
foodstuff.
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-- Ethanediol [= monoethyleneglycol]
-- 1,3-butanediol
-- Glycerol
-- 1,2-propanediol [= 1,2 propyleneglycol]
-- Polyethylene oxide [= polyethyleneglycol]
Average molecular weight between 250 and 1 200.
-- 1,2-polypropylene oxide [= 1,2 polypropylene-
glycol]
Average molecular weight not greater than 400 and free
1,3-propanediol content not greater than 1 % (w/w) in
substance.
-- Sorbitol
-- Tetraethyleneglycol
-- Triethyleneglycol
-- Urea
2. Other additives
Not more than 1 % (w/w) in total.
F i r s t c l a s s
The quantity of the substance or group of substances in
each indent may not exceed 2 mg/dm
2
of the uncoated
film.
-- Acetic acid and its NH
4
, Ca, Mg, K and Na salts
-- Ascorbic acid and its NH
4
, Ca, Mg, K and Na
salts
-- Benzoic acid and sodium benzoate
EN
L 172/74
Official Journal of the European Union
30.6.2007