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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. 174

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Food Contact Substance:  Copolymers produced by the polymerization of 6-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid and 4-hydroxybenzoic acid. The copolymers have the CAS name 2-naphthalenecarboxylic acid, 6-hydroxy-, polymer with 4-hydroxybenzoic acid (CAS Reg. No. 81843-52-9). The copolymers should be manufactured and characterized as described in the notification.
Notifier:  Polyplastics
Manufacturer:  Polyplastics
Intended Use:  In the production of films, sheets and articles made therefrom, and in molded articles in contact with food. Does not include use of the food contact substance in the manufacture of bottles intended for beverages or similar food-contact applications.
Effective Date:  12/20/2001
Limitations/Specifications:  The finished copolymers are intended to contact all types of food under Conditions of Use A through H , as described in Tables 1 and 2 respectively.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site