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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. 1263

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Food Contact Substance:  N,N′-bis(phenylmethyl)hexanediamide (CAS Reg. No. 25344-24-5 ) in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate (CAS Reg. No. 27253-31-2), cobalt acetate (CAS Reg. No. 71-48-7), or cobalt stearate (CAS Reg. No. 13586-84-0).
Notifier:  Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Manufacturer:  Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Intended Use:  As a modifier of ethylene phthalate/naphthalate polymers and copolymers excluding those modified with organic anhydrides.
Effective Date:  05/15/2013
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 3 weight percent of the finished food-contact article in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate, cobalt acetate, or cobalt stearate used at a level not to exceed 0.0075 weight percent (measured as cobalt) of the finished food contact article. Finished food-contact articles containing the FCS may be used in contact with food types I, II, VI-A, VI-B (except carbonated beverages and water), VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol) and VIII under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site