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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. 135

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Food Contact Substance:  Dimethyl-2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate (NDC, CAS Reg. No. 840-65-3) or 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylic acid (NDA, CAS Reg. No. 1141-38-4).
Notifier:  BP Amoco Chemical Company
Manufacturer:  BP Amoco Chemical Company
Intended Use:  As a chemically bound component in poly(ethylene terephthalate-isophthalate-2,6-naphthalate) (PET/I/N) copolymers. The PET/I/N copolymers will be used to manufacture articles or films intended for single serve or repeat use at temperatures up to and including Conditions of Use C through H as described in Table 2, in contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VII-B, and VIII as defined in Table 1.
Effective Date:  05/30/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished PET/I/N copolymers will incorporate not more than 2.5 mole percent (3.1 weight percent) of polymer units derived from ethylene 2,6-naphthalate.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site