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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. 904

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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:  KHS Plasmax GmbH
Manufacturer:  KHS Plasmax GmbH
Intended Use:  To be used as a barrier coating on the food-contact surface of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) articles.
Effective Date:  09/16/2009
Limitations/Specifications:  The maximum thickness of the triple layered coating shall not exceed 200 nm. The FCS may be used in contact with all food types under Conditions of Use C through G.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site