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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. 13

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Food Contact Substance:  Dimethyl-2, 6-naphthalene dicarboxylate or 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid
Notifier:  BP Amoco Chemicals
Manufacturer:  BP Amoco Chemicals
Intended Use:  As a chemically-bound component of ethylene terephthalate-2,6-naphthalate compolymers
Effective Date:  03/23/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished copolymers may contain from 0 to 50 weight percent of the polymer units derived from ethylene 2,6-naphthalate. The finished copolymers must meet any applicable specifications in 21 CFR 177.1630 appropriate to their intended use. The finished copolymers are prepared by the condensation of dimethyl terephthalate or terephthalic acid and dimethyl-2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylate or 2,6-naphthalenedicarboxylic acid with ethylene glycol and are used as the base sheet or base polymer for manufacturing articles and films intended to contact all food types under Conditions of Use A through H as described in Table 2. Adjuvant substances permitted for use in polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630 may be used in the subject copolymers subject to any limitations in the authorizing regulation or notification. Manufacturers of the copolymers may market the finished copolymers in accord with section 409(a)(3)(B) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, provided the intended use is in conformity with this notification.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site