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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Inventory of Effective Food Contact Substance (FCS) Notifications

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FCN No. 1073

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Food Contact Substance:  Silicone Dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 7631-86-9).
Notifier:  KHS Plasmax GmbH
Manufacturer:  KHS Plasmax GmbH
Intended Use:  To be used as an amorphous plasma-deposited silicon barrier coating on the food-contact surface of PLA and HDPE food packaging articles.
Effective Date:  06/03/2011
Limitations/Specifications:  The maximum thickness of the double layered coating shall not exceed 100 nm. The coating may contact all food types under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site