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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. 502

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Food Contact Substance:  Hexanedioic acid, polymer with hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one and 1,6-hexanediamine (CAS Reg. No. 24993-04-2).
Notifier:  BASF Corporation
Manufacturer:  BASF AG / BASF Corporation
Intended Use:  As a component of films used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
Effective Date:  07/05/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The films will have a maximum thickness of 1 mil (0.001 inch) of the FCS. Maximum extractable fraction in solvent (expressed in percent by weight of resin) are as follows: water (0.8); 95 percent ethyl alcohol (1.0); ethyl acetate (0.5); benzene (0.5). Adjuvant substances permitted for use in Nylon 6/66 polymers may be used in the subject copolymer subject to any limitations regarding conditions of use, food types, or any other limitation in the authorizing regulation or notification.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site