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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. 185

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Food Contact Substance:  Amorphous hydrogenated carbon coating produced from acetylene as the carbon source in a radio-frequency plasma as described in the notification.
Notifier:  Mitsubishi Shoji Plastics Corp.
Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi Shoji Plastics Corp.
Intended Use:  As a coating on the interior of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles used in single-use food-contact applications.
Effective Date:  01/29/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  The amorphous hydrogenated carbon coating is intended for use at a thickness not to exceed 0.04 microns (0.0016 mil) and may be used in contact with food types I through IX, under Conditions of Use B through H , as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site