ECHA RAC decides classification and labelling for Titanium dioxide
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. At its previous meeting, RAC did not agree to the proposal from France to classify the substance in category 1B (...
German EPA publishes Report on Nanomaterial Phys-Chem Properties and Aquatic Toxicity for Grouping
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.
NIA Comments on REACH Annexes submitted to EC
NIA has today submitted our position on the European Commission proposal for amending the REACH Annexes to address nanoform substances. 
NIA speaks in Chemistry World on recent OECD Test Guidelines
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.
NIA Regulatory priorities and new Member VITO - webinar and slides
NIA hosted its second open regulatory webinar of 2017 on July 5, combined with a welcome presentation from new Member, VITO. NIA kick off the webinar with a look at priorities in July, that included the catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics, ECHA news on guidelines, Board of Appeal outcomes for both titanium and silicon dioxide and newly...
European Commission publishes catalogue of Nanomaterials used in Cosmetics
In the 2009 Regulation on Cosmetic Products (1223/2009), the European legislator included a provision on the publication of an inventory of nanomaterials used in cosmetics by the European Commission, this catalogue was originally planned for January 2014. The publication of the inventory has long been delayed, and, on 15 June 2017, the European...
NIA performs at EuroNanoForum 2017
NIA was delighted to be in action across EuroNanoForum in Malta, between June 21-23.  We joined forces with partners across Europe to create the most active exhibitor booth.  NIA, INERIS, University of Leeds, Tutech, Joanneum and National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE) worked together to present mini-workshops, discussion...
OECD releases Summary Dossier on Silver Nanoparticles
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released a summary dossier of the Testing Programme of Manufactured Nanomaterials on Silver Nanoparticles.
OECD publishes Test Guideline on Dispersion Stability of Nanomaterials and updates Two Other Test Guidelines for Nanomaterials
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...
Commission publishes proposal for REACH Annexes amendments
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...
NIA Comments to Nature Nanotechnology REACT Now Article
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 |
NIA new Member welcome webinar for CelluForce and National Research Council Canada
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.
European Catalogue of Nanomaterials used in Cosmetics – ClientEarth Complaint against the European Commission
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.
NIA announces two new Member services
NIA announces two new Member services, due to be launched in September, as part of an expanding portfolio of activities:
ECHA Board of Appeals rules in favour of Industry on SiO2 substance evaluation
The Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released two decision annulling a 2015 ECHA decision requiring additional information and data on Syntetic Amorphous Silica (SAS). The original decision was based on substance evaluation performed by The Netherlands Competent Authority where a number of requests were made.  The...
ECHA launches EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)
ECHA has just launched the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). The EUON is a website in 23 EU languages that will aim to give citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market. The EUON will be launched in 3 steps, with additional information being made available at each step and is...
ECHA Classify TiO2 as Category 2 under CLP
The ECHA  Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has been assessing TiO2 under the CLP regulation. Today, 9 June,  ECHA published a press release that 'Titanium dioxide proposed to be classified as suspected of causing cancer when inhaled'.  RAC concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify...
ECHA publishes new guidance documents for nanomaterials
On 25th of May, ECHA published five documents related to nanomaterials. These documents, 4 which are guidance documents and one which is a recommendation how to prepare REACH registration dossiers containing nanoforms. All these documents are valuable for the 2018 registration deadline as well as for already registered substances. 
Safe by Design workshop slides published
NIA was part of a multi-project consortium that delivered the 2 day workshop "Nanomaterials: Industrial workshop on Safe by Design" in Bilbao on April 24-25, managed by the project Nanogentools. Projects dedicated to building the concept and tools behind Safe by Design came together, including:
NIA welcomes Squire Patton Boggs as new Member
NIA was delighted to welcome new Member, Squire Patton Boggs, with a dedicated webinar. Anthony Bochon introduced SPB and focussed on nanomaterial priorities in 2017, including national directories and safety considerations within REACH.