News & Alerts

News & Alerts

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...
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.
US EPA delays TSCA Nanomaterial Registration Rule to 14 August 2017
Early in 2017, the United States of America Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) announced the introduction of a rule on the  'Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements' for chemical substances when manufactured or processes as nanoscale materials. The rule was originally supposed to come into force on 12 May 2017. The US Environmental Protection...
JRC report 'NanoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials' published
NIA welcomes publication of the JRC Science for Policy Report 'NANoREG framework for the safety assessment of nanomaterials'. The comprehensive report was co-authored by NIA's David Carlander from the collaborative work within the NANoREG project "A common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials", funded by the European...
EU Project EC4SafeNano launches with a Survey on Needs and Priorities
The European Commission Horizon 2020 project establishing a European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in nanomaterials and nanotechnologies, EC4SafeNano, has now been launched. EC4SafeNano aims to bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and daily practice by providing services to help others to safely manage this new technology.
NIA launches Regulatory Digest
6 April saw the launch of NIA's new regulatory service to Members, a monthly Regulatory Digest.  This newsletter will provide an ongoing review of regulatory changes and processes relevant to NIA members, activities from NIA within those processes and support available to Members.
2017 symposium in Brussels spring sunshine
NIA Members and the wider nano community came together in Brussels on a sunny spring day to lift the lid on latest global regulatory news and take a look at Safer by Design as a tool in sustainable business.
NIA provides comments to Swedish consultation on nanoproduct register
The NIA provided comments on the 24th of March 2017 to the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) on their consultation to require reporting of nanomaterials in products to the Swedish Product Register. 
NIA Meeting report from 16th EC CASG-nano Meeting available
NIA attended the 16th European Commission CASG-nano Meeting 14-15 March, 2017. The NIA Meeting Report is now available for NIA Members (requires log-in). 
NIA Consultation on SCCS Nano TiO2 as UV-filter in Sprays Draft Opinion
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) released a draft opinion on nano titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as a UV-filter in sprayable cosmetics. SCCS will receive comments on this opinion until 14 May 2017.
SCCS considers Three coated Nano TiO2 Safe for use as UV-filter in Cosmetics
On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) finalised its opinion on the safety of the nanoform of titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as UV-filter in dermally-applied cosmetics and coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide or triethoxycaprylylsilane.
Council releases Position on Medical Devices Regulation ahead of European Parliament committee vote on 21 March - UPDATE
On 7 March 2017, the Council of the European Union released its position with a view to the adoption of a Regulation on Medical Devices. The Council, the European Parliament and the Commission had reached  an agreement in June 2016.