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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. 2067

Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.

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: Tricyclodecanedimethanol (CAS Reg. Nos. 26896-48-0 and 26160-83-8).
Notifier: Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.
Manufacturer/Supplier: Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc.
Intended Use: As a monomer used in the manufacture of (1) polyester resins for use as components of coatings for use on metal substrates and repeated-use food-contact surfaces, or (2) polyester resins for use in adhesives.
Limitations/Specifications: (1) Coatings containing the FCS may contact all food types, except high alcohol foods (>15% v/v ethanol), under Conditions of Use A through H, as described in Tables 1 and 2. (2) Polyester-based adhesives containing the FCS shall comply with 21 CFR 175.105 or 21 CFR 175.125 and will be used at room temperature or below. The FCS is not for use in contact with infant formula and human milk. Such uses were not included as part of the intended use of the substance in the FCN.
Effective Date: Sep 1, 2020
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)** Submission: Categorical Exclusion 25.32(i) and (j)
FDA Decision: Categorical Exclusion Memo