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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. 549

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Food Contact Substance:  Silicon Dioxide (CAS Reg. No. 7631-86-9), with a topcoat of a polymer of hexamethyldisiloxane (CAS Reg. No. 26298-61-3).
Notifier:  Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
Manufacturer:  Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd.
Intended Use:  To be used as an amorphous plasma-deposited silicon barrier coating on the food-contact surface of PET food packaging articles.
Effective Date:  12/21/2005
Limitations/Specifications:  The maximum thickness of the three layered coating shall not exceed 60 nm. The coating may contact all types of food under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site