News & Alerts
Posted on 7 Dec 2017
The German Umweltbundesamt (Environment Protection Agency), has released a document entitled Clarification of methodical questions regarding the investigation of nanomaterials in the environment. This results presented in this publication were included in the OECD Test Guid
Posted on 5 Dec 2017
The Swedish Chemical Agency (KEMI) today published their rules requiring companies to register information about nanomaterials to the Swedish Products Register. The rules enter into force on 1 January 2018, and consequently, information will need to be provided to the Products Register by February 2019, for products on the Swedish market in 2018....
Posted on 29 Nov 2017
The German Umweltbudesamt (Environment Protection Agency) has published a report on Considerations about the relationship of nanomaterial’s physical-chemical properties and aquatic toxicity for the purpose of grouping. The publication presents an analysis of the physical-chemical properties of fourteen different subtypes of nanoscale silver, zinc...
Posted on 6 Nov 2017
NIA is delighted to welcome global chemicals data monitoring service Chemycal (chemycal.com) as a new Member.
Posted on 6 Nov 2017
NIA has today submitted our position on the European Commission proposal for amending the REACH Annexes to address nanoform substances.
Posted on 1 Nov 2017
NIA's Director of Regulatory Affairs, Dr David Carlander, has been interviewed in the Chemistry World publication of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, in its article 'New testing guidelines to standardise toxicity testing for nanomaterials' published on October 27, 2017. Dr Carlander as well as Dr Andrew Maynard, Professor professor at the school...
Posted on 20 Oct 2017
NIA, as one of the accredited stakeholder to the ECHA Nanomaterials Expert Group (ECHA NMEG) will attend the 10th Meeting of this group in November. The meeting will be over 2 days with one additional day to discuss OECD technical guidance documents. NIA Members are invited to visit the NIA Members Only Area to find more information about the...
Posted on 19 Oct 2017
As an Accredited Stakeholder to ECHA, NIA was pleased to take part in a day long Stakeholder meeting in Brussels, with the aim to engage with ECHA on the work that it undertakes, the methods that it uses and the impact of its communication. NIA was one of many industry stakeholders from sectors as diverse as lighting and waste water management and...
OECD publishes Test Guideline on Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials and updates Two Other Test Guidelines for Nanomaterials
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
Test Guideline 318: Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials in Simulated Environmental Media has been released by the OECD. According to the international organisation it ‘provides a simple and effective tool that can analyse the dispersion stability of nanomaterials in aqueous media. It is one of the prerequisites for a subsequent robust and...
Posted on 17 Oct 2017
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a summary dossier of the Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Silver Nanoparticles. Launched by the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) in 2007, the Testing Programme has collected information on 11 different nanomaterials. Dossiers...
Posted on 11 Oct 2017
The European Commission has just published its proposal for amending the REACH Annexes to address nanoform substances. The proposal is in the form of a Commission Regulation to amend Annexes I, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII. The Commission Regulation itself is only 3 Articles, and the main text changes for the REACH Annexes are provided in...
Posted on 2 Oct 2017
Last week, ECHA Risk Assessment Committee, adopted by written procedure its previous draft for harmonised classification and labelling of Titanium Dioxide, which has previously not been included in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation
Posted on 22 Sep 2017
NIA was delighted to host new Canadian Members CelluForce and the National Research Council of Canada in a welcome webinar. The meeting kicked off with an insight into Canadian regulatory development, the potential benefits of the CETA trade agreement and research connections between the EU and Canada before both organisations give a full...
Posted on 11 Sep 2017
Last week, the NIA was asked by Chemical Watch (CW article published behid paywall) to provide comments to the recent article by Danish researcher Steffen Foss Hansen ‘React now regarding nanomaterial regulation’ published in NATURE NANOTECHNOLOGY | VOL 12 | AUGUST 2017 | www.nature.com/naturenanotechnology.
Posted on 8 Sep 2017
NIA is pleased to announce the launch of a collaboration with EUCAR, the research association of the automotive OEMs in Europe. The two associations represent advanced materials development across diverse sectors within automotive and beyond and the partnership is a valuable opportunity to share knowledge around materials and automotive applicatio
Posted on 4 Sep 2017
A publication in the French consumer protection magazine 60 Millions de Consommateurs on the unlabelled presence of titanium dioxide (TiO2, food additive E171) nanoparticles in food products has reopened the debate around nanomaterials in food in France
European Catalogue of Nanomaterials used in Cosmetics – ClientEarth Complaint against the European Commission
Posted on 1 Sep 2017
The NGO Client Earth has filed a complaint with the EU Ombudsman on the late publication of the European Catalogue of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics, presented in June 2017, when the Regulation on Cosmetic Products had fixed the 11 January 2014 as the deadline for the publication of this catalogue
Posted on 25 Aug 2017
NIA is delighted to welcome our two new Members from Canada, CelluForce and the National Research Council Canada and invite all comers to a webinar, on September 22 at 1500 CEST, that showcases their priorities and also takes a look at the impact of CETA on trade and collaboration.
Posted on 14 Aug 2017
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on Chemical Substances When Manufactured Or Processed As Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting And Recordkeeping Requirements has entered into force on 14 August 2017. It is now supported by a working guidance which clarifies the requirements of the rule