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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. 785

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon MXD-6 (also known as hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3- benzenedimethanamine) (CAS Reg. No.25718-70-1) meeting the analytical specifications in 21 CFR 177.1500(b), item 10.2.
 
Notifier:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
 
Manufacturer:  Indorama Ventures USA Inc. and its stewarded affiliates around the world
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
 
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a modifier for polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters described in Food Contact Notification No. 72 and Food Contact Notification No. 498.
 
Effective Date:  03/07/2008
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use in: (1) polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters described in FCN No.72, at levels up to 5 weight percent of the finished food-contact article, in the making of repeat-use food-contact articles intended to contact aqueous, acidic, and low-alcohol food at temperatures ?49oC, and (2) polyethylene terephthalate copolyesters described in FCN No. 498, at levels up to 5 weight percent of the finished food-contact article, in the making of single and repeat-use food-contact articles intended to contact Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol), VII-B, and VIII, under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Tables 1 and 2, respectively.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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