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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. 96

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Food Contact Substance:  Polyoxymethylene copolymer (CAS Reg. No. 24969-26-4) produced from the reaction of trioxane (cyclic trimer of formaldehyde) and 1,3-dioxolane.
Notifier:  Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.
Manufacturer:  Mitsubishi Engineering-Plastics Corp.
Intended Use:  As a component of articles intended for repeat use complying with 21 CFR 177.2470.
Effective Date:  11/22/2000
Limitations/Specifications:  Polyoxymethylene copolymers shall contain no more than 5 percent by weight of the polymer units derived from 1,3-dioxolane. The maximum use temperature is 250°F.
Environmental Impact Decisions:  Environmental Decisions Site