News & Alerts

News & Alerts

NIA will attend the next ECHA NMEG in November
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...
NIA at ECHA Stakeholder meeting
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
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...
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. Launched by the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) in 2007, the Testing Programme has collected information on 11 different nanomaterials. Dossiers...
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...
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
NIA introduces Canadian Members
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...
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 | www.nature.com/naturenanotechnology. 
NIA and EUCAR launch partnership around materials development
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
French Government responds to NGOs on TiO2 Nanoparticles in Food
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
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 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.
United States Registration Scheme Goes Live – Guidance document Released
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
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...
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 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...
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...