European industry produces leaflet on nanotechnology by Nick Boley
August 14, 2014, 09:49
Filed under: Industry, Nanomaterials | Tags: ,

The European Chemical Industry Council (cefic), which provides the voice of the chemical industry in Europe, has published a leaflet on nanotechnology, endorsed by 15 industrial associations across Europe.

The leaflet, entitled “Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials“, highlights the importance of nanotechnology to the European economy going forward. It covers innovation, the importance of safety and EU regulation (including REACH) and how this relates to nanomaterials.

The final point  made in the leaflet concerns the establishment of a workable definition of a nanomaterial and the effective implementation for this. This is a point which has been made strongly in a number of quarters, including on this blog previously. Effective regulation can only be achieved once an agreed and workable definition of a nanomaterial has been promulgated, which can be effectively enforced and be underpinned by, validated measurement methods.


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: