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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. 847

 
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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon MXD-6 (also known as hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine) meeting the analytical specifications in 21 CFR 177.1500(b), item 10.2 and used in conjunction with cobalt stearate (CAS Reg. No. 13586-84-0).
 
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 as described in Food-Contact Notification No. 72 and Food-Contact Notification No. 498.
 
Effective Date:  12/16/2008
 
Limitations/Specifications:  The FCS is intended for use at levels up to 5 weight percent by weight of the finished food-contact article, in conjunction with up to 0.015 weight percent cobalt stearate (measured as cobalt) of the finished food-contact article, in contact with Food Types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, VI-B, and VI-C (up to 15 percent alcohol), VII-B and VIII, except for carbonated soft drinks, as described in Sections 176.170(c), Table 1, under Conditions of Use C through G, as described in Table 2.
 
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site
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