Food Contact Regenerated Cellulose Directive - Authorised Substances

EU. Substances Authorised in Manufacture of Regenerated Cellulose Film for Use as FCM (Annex II), Directive 2007/42/EC, 30 June 2007

This list contains the substances and substance groups authorised by the EU in the manufacture of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Representing Annex II of Directive 2007/42/EC, the list is divided into first and second parts, for uncoated and coated regenerated cellulose film, respectively. For some entries, the list includes functional classes, maximum and minimum limit values, and other restrictions.

Bis (2-hydroxyethyl) ether

EC / List no: 203-872-2 CAS no: 111-46-6
Restrictions Restriction(s)
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.
In the uncoated regenerated cellulose film
Maximum Thres(T)
27 %w/w
30 mg/kg
Expressed as (1)
As the sum of all Additives: Softeners
Expressed as (2)
As the sum of Bis (2-hydroxyethyl) ether and Ethanediol
Denominations Application Name
Uncoated regenerated cellulose film
Additives: Softeners
Part 1
1 The total quantity of the Sofeners substances shall not be more than 27 % (w/w), calculated in relation to the quantity of anhydrous uncoated regenerated cellulose film.

2 SML(T) means that the restriction shall not be exceeded by the sum of the migration of the following substances: bis(2-hydroxyethyl)ether and ethanediol.