News & Alerts
Posted on 22 Sep 2014
An article published by Bloomberg BNA has quoted NIA Director-General Dr Steffi Friedrichs on the way in which the nanotechnology industries are being affected by regulatory developments worldwide. The article juxtaposes the view of a recently released OECD report with the view expressed by Dr Friedrichs in a webinar she recently presented at
Posted on 18 Aug 2014
NIA Member BASF’s Tinosorb A2B has become the first UV filter ‘to be included in the positive list (Annex VI) of the new EU Cosmetics Regulation’. The product, which contains ‘particle sizes smaller than 100 nanometres’, was approved after assessment by the EC SCCS. “After a long approval process we are delighted that we are now allowed to bring...
Posted on 11 Aug 2014
The ENDS Report has covered NIA’s stance on the proposed EU nano registration program in an article entitled, EU nano register ‘will damage competitiveness’. NIA’s response to the European Commission’s (EC) Consultation on Nano Transparency Measures was published earlier this month
Posted on 8 Aug 2014
NIA is one amongst 15 industry associations endorsing a leaflet, entitled Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, that has recently been published. The leaflet describes why the industry associations view nanotechnology as vital to Europe, and highlight seven key points for consideration
NIA Response to EC Consultation calls Nano Transparency Measures that come on top of existing Ones “inappropriate”
Posted on 5 Aug 2014
NIA has responded to the EC's public consultation on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market, commenting that ‘nanomaterials should not be discriminated against based on the sole factor of their size – any transparency measure that would come on top of the existing regulatory framework is therefore inappropriate’. NIA believes that a...
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
The Nanotechnology Industries Association has become an associate member of the Nano Regions Alliance (NANORA). NANORA is a ‘unique network of public policy institutions, associations, clusters and research and technology centres’ that support nanotechnology research and business in order to help fully exploit ‘regional nanotechnology potentials’
Posted on 24 Jul 2014
NIA's Director of Advocacy, David Carlander, recently explained that “the nanotechnology industry is opposed to the [reporting] schemes” as no clear benefits have been defined. The quotes were made in article entitled Europe mulls best way to handle nanotech, where the publication asked a number of commentators on their thoughts about nanomaterial...
Posted on 17 Jul 2014
At the recently held EC Validation Workshop on Nano Transparency Measures, NIA's Director General Dr Steffi Friedrichs commented that ‘none of the current registers has fully addressed the issue of nanomaterial safety’. Furthermore ‘they have actually been detrimental to nanotechnology, with customers asking for products not containing...
Posted on 17 Jun 2014
EC SCENIHR has published its final opinion on nanosilver. In doing so it has also published all the comments that were sent to it when it published its draft opinion in December 2013, including NIA's
Posted on 27 May 2014
BASF has described ‘nanotechnology as [an] innovation driver in numerous applications’, and it recently held a Research Press Conference on Nanotechnology: Small dimensions – great opportunities. Dr Andreas Kreimeyer, member of its Board of Executive Directors and Research Executive Director, discussed how nanotechnology helps it “lead the field...
Posted on 20 May 2014
NIA Member SwedNanoTech recently held its annual ‘Nano Forum’ conference in Sweden. Co-organised with NIA, the conference discussed nanotechnology safety and innovation with hundreds of visitors from industry and academia
Posted on 10 Apr 2014
NIA's Guillaume Flament recently summarised some of the findings from NIA’s report Closing the Gap: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on the global Divide for the magazine International Innovation. Featured on pages 43-45 of Issue 136, Mr Flament leads readers through the discussions on ‘whether nanotechnologies will serve to widen or shrink the...
Posted on 5 Feb 2014
The EC's SCCS published an opinion on the nano-form of Carbon Black on 12 December 2013, following its 4th plenary meeting. NIA invited its Members to provide their opinions on both this and a memorandum on the Relevance and Quality of Data in Safety Dossiers on Nanomaterials by 14 Feb 2014; this NIA consultation was reported by both Cosmetics...
UPDATE: NIA-Nano KTN Meeting Report: Current Developments in Standards and Regulation for Nanotechnologies
Posted on 30 Jan 2014
On 19 March 2013, NIA co-hosted an event entitled Current Developments in Standards and Regulation for Nanotechnologies with the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) at the UK's National Physics Laboratory's (NPL) facilities in Teddington, United Kingdom
Posted on 27 Jan 2014
NIA’s Director General Steffi Friedrichs stated in an interview with Innovation International that ‘nanotechnologies are already used in many industrial processes and incorporated in intermediate and final products, allowing greener, more economic and more sustainable processes in the case of the former, and increased functionalities and...
Posted on 27 Jan 2014
NIA is pleased to announce that five new Members have joined the Association. All NIA Members benefit from advocacy and representation, as well as other exclusive services NIA provides them
Posted on 24 Jan 2014
On 17 April 2013 the NIA officially became a Category A liaison member for the International Organization for Standardization’s (ISO) Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies (TC/229). Votes were cast by 30 of the committee’s members; there were 24 yes votes, which easily surpassed the 2/3 voting requirement
Posted on 17 Jan 2014
The Nanotechnology Industries Association ran a competition in summer 2013 to find the most striking images that best illustrate the field’s diversity of nature, its range of applications, and its unseen beauty, and is now announcing the competition's winner
Posted on 13 Dec 2013
On 4 February 2014 NIA will host a free webinar on the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, also known as Horizon 2020
Posted on 3 Dec 2013
An NIA Position Statement on Recycling and Recovery can be found in the Del Stark Technology Solutions (DSTS) Technology Briefing and Scouting Report: Recycling Nanomaterials – Recovery, Life Cycle Analysis and transforming waste into high-value applications