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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. 406

ATOFINA Chemicals

According to Section 409(h)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, food contact substance notifications (FCNs) are effective only for the listed manufacturer and its customers. Other manufacturers must submit their own FCN for the same food contact substance and intended use.

Food Contact Substance: Hexanedioic acid, polymer with azacyclotridecan-2-one and α-hydro-ω-hydroxypoly(oxy-1,2-ethanediyl) (CAS Reg. No. 70290-02-7).
Notifier: Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation
Manufacturer: ATOFINA Chemicals
Intended Use: As an antistatic agent for polymers in contact with non-fatty dry foods.
Limitations/Specifications*: The FCS will be used in polymers at concentrations of up to 15 percent by weight of the polymer, in contact with non-fatty dry foods, under Conditions of Use E through G, as described in Table 2.
Effective Date: Jul 12, 2004
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Environmental Assessment (in PDF) (208 kB)
FDA Decision: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)