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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. 1146

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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon MXD-6 (also known as hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3- benzenedimethanamine) (CAS Reg. No.25718-70-1) meeting the analytical specifications in 21 CFR 177.1500(b), item 10.2.
Notifier:  INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH
Manufacturer:  INVISTA Resins & Fibers GmbH
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a modifier for polyethylene terephthalate (PET), including copolyesters.
Effective Date:  04/07/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS may be used at levels up to 5 percent by weight of the finished food contact article, for use in contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VI-C (up to 15% alcohol), VII-B, and VIII under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site