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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. 849

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Food Contact Substance:  Nylon MXD-6 (CAS Reg. No. 25718-70-1) (also known as hexanedioic acid, polymer with 1,3-benzenedimethanamine) meeting the analytical specifications in 21 CFR 177.1500(b) item 10.1 and used in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate (CAS Reg. No. 27253-31-2).
Notifier:  Constar International, Inc.
Manufacturer:  Constar International, Inc.
Intended Use:  The FCS will be used as a modifier of ethylene phthalate/naphthalate polymers and copolymers, excluding those modified with organic anhydrides.
Effective Date:  02/27/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  Nylon MXD-6 will be used at a level not to exceed 3 weight percent of the finished food-contact article in conjunction with cobalt neodecanoate used at a level not to exceed 0.02 weight percent (measured as Cobalt) of the finished food-contact article. The modified polymers may be used in the manufacture of containers for contact with food types I, II, IV-B, VI-A, and VI-B as described in Table 1, except for carbonated soft drinks and water, under use conditions C through G as described in Table 2
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site