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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. 262

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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon 6/69 (CAS Reg. No. 51995-62-1), manufactured by the condensation of 49.5+ 0.5 weight percent epsilon-caprolactam, 19.4+0.2 weight percent hexamethylenediamine, and 31.2+0.3 weight percent azelaic acid.
Notifier:  EMS Chemie AG
Manufacturer:  EMS Chemie AG
Intended Use:  As a non-food-contact layer of a co-extruded multilayer film in accordance with the uses permitted for nylon 6/69 resins as set forth in 21 CFR 177.1395.
Effective Date:  10/11/2002
Limitations/Specifications:  1) The FCS may be used in contact with all food types indentified in Table 1, except alcoholic foods, under Conditions of Use B through H as described in Table 2. 2) The resin shall meet the specifications set forth in 21 CFR 177.1500(b), item 14, except that the maximum extractable fraction in water may be up to 6 percent by weight of the resin. Laminate structures employing the resin shall meet the extractive limitations for nylon 6/69 resins in accordance with 21 CFR 177.1395.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site