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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. 1223

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Food Contact Substance:  Hexanedioic acid, polymer with hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one and 1,6-hexanediamine (Nylon6/66) (CAS Reg. No. 24993-04-2).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As the non-food contact layer in multi-layer films.
Effective Date:  12/12/2012
Limitations/Specifications:  The multi-layer films containing the FCS may be used for single and repeated use in contact with all food for cook-in bag/packaging film applications at temperatures up to 400oF for 4h. The films will have a maximum thickness of 1 mil (0.001 inch) of the FCS. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in Nylon 6/66 polymers may be used in the subject copolymer subject to any limitations regarding conditions of use, food types, or any other limitation in the authorizing regulation or notification.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site