News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultations on ISO and IEC Standards - Deadlines: 23 May and 17 June 2014
NIA Members are invited to contribute to a ISO/IEC new work item proposal on vocabulary for graphene and to three other IEC/TC 113 documents
US NNI unveils 2014 Strategic Plan
The US NNI has published a 2014 edition of its Strategic Plan. The plan, developed by the Nanoscale, Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee and guided by substantial stakeholder input, ‘describes the NNI vision and goals and the strategies by which these goals are to be achieved, including specific objectives within each of the goals’,...
US EPA issues SNURs for five Nanomaterials; MWCNTs and infused Carbon Nanostructures targeted
US EPA has promulgated direct final SNURs for 35 substances, 5 of which are nanomaterials. These can be split into two groups: MWCNTs and infused carbon nanostructures (generic). The rulings will come into effect on 14 April 2014, though if ‘written adverse or critical comments, or notice of intent to submit such comments’, for a SNUR are received...
Austrian EPA publishes final Version of Study reviewing the RoHS2 List of Restricted Substances
Environment Agency Austria has published the final version of its study into a methodology for updating the List of Restricted Substances used in EEE, specifically Annex II of the RoHS2 Directive. The review process began in 2012, and undertook three stakeholder meetings and four internet consultations
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 40% Discount for Printed Electronics Europe 2014
NIA Members can 40% off of registration for this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more details.
NIA EXCLUSIVE - $100 Discount on Quantum Dots Forum 2014
NIA Members can receive a $100 discount - contact the NIA Events team for more details
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: Two New IEC 80004 series on Nano-enabled electrotechincal and photonic Products and Systems – Deadline: 10 January 2014
NIA Members are invited to comment on two IEC/TC 113 - Nanotechnology Standardization for electrical and electronic Products and Systems committee drafts for new items in the standards 80004 nanotechnology vocabulary series
NIA unveils its Regulatory Monitoring Database
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
NIA Symposium - Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials + NIA AGM
NIA is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only)
Third Stakeholder Meeting on RoHS 2 List of Restricted Substances to be held
Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt), which is responsible for the Study for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under the directive on the on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2) Directive, will organise a third stakeholder meeting on this study on 28 October...
Stakeholder Comments on RoHS2 published; next Steps announced
Environment Agency Austria has published the contributions of stakeholder groups responding to its 3rd Internet Consultation on the draft methodology manual for the identification and assessment of substances for potential restriction under RoHS 2. NIA was one of the organisations which provided a response
NIA Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
NIA has responded to the consultation organised by Environment Agency Austria on the list of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Draft Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE - Deadline: 16 August 2013
In the process of elaborating on a methodology manual for future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances under the RoHS, Environment Agency Austria has prepared 'an inventory of substances used in Electrical and Electronic Equipment'
UK Environment Agency announces Creation of national Nano Business Database
The UK’s Environment Agency has revealed that it has compiled a database of the ‘[…] main users and producers of nanomaterials in the UK’. Announced in the 2012-2013 review of the agency’s Chemical Compliance Team, the work had been carried out on behalf of Defra
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under RoHS 2
Recently the Austrian Environment Agency, on behalf of the EC, has been elaborating on a methodology manual for the future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the recast of the directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2)
French Prime Minister launches EUR 3.5 Billion Public-Private Partnership ‘Nano 2017’
On July 22 the French government unveiled in Grenoble a new research and development programme entitled ‘Nano 2017’. It succeeds to the 2009 programme, ‘Nano 2012’, which was worth EUR 2.3 billion
European Parliament Resolution calls for ‘adequate’ Consumer Protection from Goods produced using Nanotechnologies
The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a text that looks to strengthen methods to protect consumers from goods that have been in some way made using nanotech. The text has been forwarded to the European Council and Commission, as well as to the government of European Member States
NIA provides Comments on the Methodology used for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
Commissioned by the European Commission to develop a methodology for the review and inclusion of new substances to Annex II of the Directive on RoHS2, Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt Österreich) has recently put up its Draft Manual for the Methodology for Identification and Assessment of Substances for Inclusion in the List of...
“Europe has no other choice”; EC proposes European Strategy for Micro- and Nanoelectronics
A recent communication by the EC has stated that ‘[…] Europe has no other choice but to engage in an ambitious industrial strategy for micro- and nanoelectronics […]’ as it is ‘[…] essential for growth and jobs’. The EC considers micro- and nanoelectronics to be Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
Bayer MaterialScience brings Production of Carbon Nanotubes to a Halt
Bayer MaterialScience has stated that it is bringing ‘its work on CNTs to a close’, stating that it wishes to ‘focus its development activities more intently on topics that are closely linked to its core business’. Although the material is considered to have great potential, Bayer’s management does not believe “[…] comprehensive commercialization...