New Board confirmed for NIA at the 2020 AGM
  NIA Corporate Members voted to confirm a new Board at the 2020 AGM, kick starting a 2 year term with the focus to continue NIA's expansion of membership, services to Members and global positioning as the voice of nanotechnology industries.
Blanca Suarez Merino joins NIA as Director of Regulatory Affairs
NIA welcomes Dr Blanca Suarez Merino to the team as Director of Regulatory Affairs, stepping into the shoes of long time NIA team member David Carlander. 
SUNUM, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center joins NIA
NIA is very pleased to welcome its first new Member from Turkey, through SUNUM, Nanotechnology Research and Application Center.
Vireo Advisers joins NIA
NIA welcomes Vireo Advisers into the nano family, with an expert team headed by Jo-Anne Shatkin.
ZEON Corporation joins NIA
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is delighted to welcome ZEON Corporation to its growing global community.  ZEON, headquartered in Japan, with 58 operations world-wide, is a speciality materials producer including single wall carbon nanotubes (CNT).  Following the emergence of CNT technologies from Japan, ZEON bec
MWCNT Substance Evaluation Conclusion published by BAuA
 ECHA has published the substance evaluation conclusion for multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT), synthetic graphite in tubular shape and tangled, summarising how the information on the substance can be used for the purposes of regulatory risk management.
UK Health and Safety Executive publishes Brexit Chemicals Industry Guidance
          The UK Health and Safety Executive has published latest guidance for the chemicals sector regarding requirements for materials following the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1st, 2021. The guideance covers:
Read the latest NanoSafety Cluster newsletter
NanoSafety Cluster published their 20th newsletter. Hear about our various H2020 projects: PATROLS, NanoHarmony and more!   You can read it HERE.
FDA publishes report 'Nanotechnology—Over a Decade of Progress and Innovation'
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published the report 'Nanotechnology—Over a Decade of Progress and Innovation'.   The report highlights FDA progression in the field of nanotechnology since it released its last report in 2007, and its role in advancing the public health through regulation of products within its jurisdiction that...
EC launches 'Advanced Technologies for Industry' platform
The European Commission has launched the new online platform 'Advanced Technologies for Industry', which covers technologies, sectors, policy, products, plus EU and global actions. It also maps technology centres and is a hub for data associated with advances in robotics, AI, big data and advanced materials, amongst others.
JRC publishes technical report 'Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics'
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a technical Report from the 2019 meeting (remember them?) 'Global Summit on Regulatory Science 2019 Nanotechnology and Nanoplastics - Perspectives on nanotechnology and nanoplastics'. 
OECD publishes new Guidance Documents for nanomaterials
The OECD has published the latest Guidance Documents developed for nanomaterials, targeting dissolution and dispersal and sediment testing.
European Commission publishes Brexit preparedness Guides for chemicals and biocides
The European Union has published Brexit preparedness Guides for key areas linked to nanomaterials production and use - primarily chemicals (REACH) and biocidal products - for the end of the transition period on January 1st when the UK ceases to be bound by the internal market and Customs Union. A covering guidance includes:
ECHA updates CARACAL on nanoform dossier updates to May 31st 2020
In the CARACAL meeting of June 30 - July 1, ECHA reported updated figures on REACH dossiers updated for nanoforms.  In the end March CARACAL meeting, ECHA had reported lower than expected dossier updates, with 123 dossiers in total (29 Lead, 90 Member and 4 Individual).  At the end June CARACAL meeting, it was reported that a further 37 unique...
EFSA launches public consultation for small particles in food and feed beyond engineered nanomaterial definition
EFSA (European Food Standards Authority) has launched a public consultation on draft EFSA Guidance on technical requirements for regulated food and feed product applications to establish the presence of small particles including nanoparticles.
EPA Registers New Nanosilver Active Ingredient as a Materials Preservative
With the anti-infective properties of nanomaterials a hot prospect at the moment, the EPA has registered nanosilver as a materials preservative.
European Commission amends REACH Annex II (safety data sheets) for nanoforms
The European Commission has published a regulation amending Annex II of REACH legislation to extend nanoforms terminology into Safety Data Sheets within the wider REACH Annexes which came into force in January.
EUON publishes 'Polymer based nanocomposites - enabling innovation, resource efficiency and helping to fight climate change '
PlasticsEurope has authored the latest 'Nanopinion' from the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON).   The article, 'Polymer based nanocomposites - enabling innovation, resource efficiency and helping to fight climate change', addresses the role that materials at the nanoscale have in meeting climate change targets. Through...
Nanomaterials shine during Covid
The world is focussed on anti-infective needs in all aspects of our lives - hand washing has played a fundamental role in reducing direct transmission from our hands but transfer of infection across objects and materials remains a high priority. Short-acting disinfection is not viable for the economic regeneration of our countries and...
EPA publishes SNUR for Carbon Nanotubes
CNTs are now subject to significant new use rules (SNURs) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (defined by statute to include import) or process any of these chemical substances for an activity that is proposed as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before...