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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. 251

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine (CAS Reg. No. 25718-70-1), meeting the specifications in 21 CFR 177.1500(b) item 10.2, when tested by the method given in 21 CFR 177.1500(c). The FCS is also known as Nylon MXD-6.
 
Notifier:  Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi
 
Manufacturer:  FCS: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc., Tokyo, Japan; Polymers modified with the FCS: Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi
 
Intended Use:  a) ethylene phthalate polymers complying with 21 CFR 177.1630(e)(4)(i) and 177.1630(e)(4)(ii), items 2 and 3; b) ethylene phthalate polymers complying with FCN numbers 000004 and 000085; c) ethylene phthalate-naphthalate polymers complying with FCN numbers 000008, 000009, and 000135; d) poly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyloxycarbonyl-2,6-naphthalanedicarbonyl) resins complying with 21 CFR 177.1637 and FCN No. 000009; and e) ethylene phthalate polymers and copolymers modified with pyromellitic dianhydride according to FCN numbers 000010, 000145, 000151, and 000200.
 
Effective Date:  08/24/2002
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS will be used at a level not to exceed 5 weight percent of the finished food-contact article. The modified polymers may be used in the manufacture of containers for single-serve use under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2, and in contact with food types I, II, VI-A, VI-B, as described in Table 1.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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