MOGADORE, Ohio (Oct. 8)—RohmNova L.L.C.—a joint venture of Rohm and Haas Co. and Omnova Solutions Inc.—announced styrene/butadiene/acrylonitrile copolymers developed by Omnova have been granted Food and Drug Administration 176.170 approval for use in paper and paperboard latex coatings. The polymers—marketed under the trade name GenCryl—offer advantages of strength and mottle resistance over the SB copolymers typically used in these coatings that come in contact with food. The FDA approval enables RohmNova to offer and give technical support for all synthetic binder types being used in paper and paperboard applications requiring FDA approval, the company said.
RohmNova copolymers for use in latex coatings now FDA approved
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