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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. 239

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Food Contact Substance:  A mixture consisting of 63-72 percent oxidized bis(hydrogenated tallow alkyl)amines, 12-15 percent bis(hydrogenated tallow alkyl)amines, 4-8 percent (hydrogenated tallow alkyl)nitrones, and 5-12 percent (hydrogenated tallow alkyl)oximes.
Notifier:  Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corp.
Manufacturer:  BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as an acetaldehyde scavenger in polyethylene phthalate (PET) water bottles.
Effective Date:  07/31/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  (1) The FCS will be used in polyethylene phthalate (PET) water bottles at levels not to exceed 0.25 percent by weight of the polyethylene phthalate. (2) Tne finished polymer may be used in contact with nonacid food Type I as listed in Table 1 under Conditions of Use C through G as described in Table 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site