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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. 123

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Polyester-epoxy-urethane adhesives formulated from: 1. Polyester resins described in 21 CFR 177.1390(c)(2)(v)(a). 1,6-Hexanediol may also be used as an optional polyhydric alcohol. 2. Optional epoxy resin listed in 21 CFR 175.300(b)(3)(viii)(a) and comprising up to 30 percent by weight of the cured adhesive. 3. Urethane cross-linking agent, as described in 21 CFR 177.1390(c)(2)(v)(c). 4. Optional trimethoxysilane coupling agents containing epoxy and/or ether groups not to exceed 3 percent by weight of the cured adhesive.
 
Notifier:  Toyo-Morton, Limited
 
Manufacturer:  Toyo-Morton, Limited
 
Intended Use:  The FCS may be used as an adhesive for laminate constructions intended for packaging all food types, except those containing more than 8 percent alcohol. The FCS may be used only for construction of retort pouches intended for use at a maximum temperature 135°C (275°F). The FCS may also be used as permitted by other regulatory clearances which incorporate by reference, materials cleared in 21 CFR 177.1390 provided such use is in retort pouch applications.
 
Effective Date:  04/11/2001
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will meet the test specifications outlined in 21 CFR 177.1390(c)(3)(i)(b)(2) and 21 CFR 177.1390(c)(3)(ii).
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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