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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. 765

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Food Contact Substance:  Anthra[2'',1'',9'':4,5,6;6'',5'',10'':4',5',6']diisoquino[2,1-a:2',1'-a']diperimidine-12,25-dione (CAS Reg. No. 6859-32-1) and Phenanthro[2'',1'',10'':4,5,6,7'',8'',9'':4',5',6']diisoquino[2,1-a:2',1'-a']diperimidine-8,13-dione (CAS Reg. No. 41635-87-4).
Notifier:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft
Manufacturer:  BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Germany/BASF Corporation, USA
Intended Use:  To be used as a colorant in films, bottles, or tubes that may store food made of low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene terpolymer, polypropylene, polycarbonate, polystyrene, and nylon resins.
Effective Date:  03/20/2008
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is to be used in repeat-use plastic containers at levels not to exceed 1 percent by weight of the final product that may contact all food types under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2. The usage temperature would not exceed 70oC.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site