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NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: ISO/TS 13830:2013 Nanotechnologies – Guidance on voluntary labelling for Consumer Products containing manufactured Nano-objects
ISO published a new technical specification (TS), ISO/TS 13830:2013 Nanotechnologies – Guidance on voluntary labelling for consumer products containing manufactured nano-objects on 6 December 2013. This provides guidance on the voluntary labelling of consumer products containing manufactured nano-objects. The publication of this TS echoes a number...
NIA highlights how Nanotechnology can aid Sustainability Efforts
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...
NIA voted in as Category A Liaison for ISO Nanotechnology Technical Committee
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
ISO publishes second Part of Nanotechnology Occupational Risk Management Standard
ISO has made available for purchase ISO/TS 12901-2: 2014. Published by TC/229, this standard ‘describes the use of a control banding approach for controlling the risks associated with occupational exposures to nano-objects, and their aggregates and agglomerates greater than 100nm (NOAA), even if knowledge regarding their toxicity and quantitative...
ISO issues new Guidance for Nano Labelling of Consumer Products
The Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies of the international Organization for Standardization (ISO/TC 229) has released its Guidance on Voluntary Labelling for Consumer Products containing Manufactured Nano-Objects (ISO/TS 13830:2013)
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: CEN/TC 352 Meeting Report, 30 September - 2 October 2013
NIA attended the CEN/TC 352 meeting that was held between 30 September and 2 October 2013 at the UK NPL campus in Teddington, United Kingdom; a full meeting report is available to NIA Members
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: Two New IEC 80004 series on Nano-enabled electrotechincal and photonic Products and Systems – Deadline: 10 January 2014
NIA Members are invited to comment on two IEC/TC 113 - Nanotechnology Standardization for electrical and electronic Products and Systems committee drafts for new items in the standards 80004 nanotechnology vocabulary series
NIA unveils its Regulatory Monitoring Database
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) today launched its Regulatory Monitoring Database. This Database is a comprehensive tool that allows its users to monitor nano-specific regulations and standards around the world.
NIA-Nano KTN EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: Current Developments in Standards and Regulation for Nanotechnologies
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
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation: three ISO Standardisation Documents - Deadline 23 September 2013
Through NIA's participation in the standardisation process, NIA Members have the opportunity to contribute to three ISO documents
EU-US Trade Agreement to cooperate on Standards in Nanotechnology
An Implementing Arrangement signed as part of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will result in “[…] cross-Atlantic cooperation on standards in a wide range of areas, such as […] nanotechnology”. The comment came from the DG of the EC's JRC, who had today signed a deal with the US NIST to ‘expand current scientific co-...
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - CEN/TC 325 Nano-responsible Development working Document: DEADLINE 8 July 2013
Over the past few months, the CEN/TC 352 Working Group on commercial and other stakeholder aspects (WG2) has been developing a technical specification on Nano-responsible development — Integration of risk and benefit assessment in the production, marketing and use of nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and/or products incorporating nanomaterials
ASTM publishes File Format for the sharing of Data on Nanomaterials
ASTM International (formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) has released a standard, ASTM E2909-13, that aims to facilitate and improve data exchange on nanomaterials and characterisation; it ‘specifies the format for representing and sharing information about nanomaterials’
NIA EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: Standardization and SMEs
NIA was present at the European Conference organised by the European Standards Organisations on 28 May 2013 on the topic of standards and small- and medium-sized enterprises
NIA EXCLUSIVE Meeting Report: BSI/NTI1 Meeting in London
NIA attended the British Standards Institution (BSI) Committee on Nanotechnologies NTI1 meeting that was held in London on 22 May 2013. The meeting was an opportunity for committee members to be briefed on recent developments in standardisation and to discuss upcoming developments
NIA Comments at start of NANoREG Project
The NANoREG project held its Kick-off Meeting on 13 May 2013; according to NIA Director General Steffi Friedrichs, it is “an important project for the nanotechnology community” as its main emphasis is on “regulatory relevant test only, with a view to be agreeing on standard operating procedures for the characterisation, measurement and testing of ...
US ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel urges action on Problems caused by multiple Nano Definitions
A draft meeting report of the ANSI Nanotechnology Standards Panel has stated that ‘stakeholders struggle to stay up to date with various regulatory requirements that each rely on a different definition for nanomaterials’. It therefore emphasised that ‘consistent terminology is a critical need for not only enhancing commerce but understanding the...
Dutch Ministry releases Reports from Nano Meeting; NIA provides Comments
The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment has published documents summarising the findings of its recently held Building Blocks for Completing EU Regulation of Nanomaterials conference. This event was attended by NIA; it has provided comments on the outcomes of the event for the article Nanomaterials data insufficient, concludes...
“Development of Nanotechnologies may be symptomatic of a new Form of Policy making”, says Study
A recently published study has stated that ‘one may conclude that the development of nanotechnologies is symptomatic of a new form of policy making’. The report, The Challlenges of Nanotechnology Policy Making, suggests that nanotechnology has led to a form of policy making ‘where national decisions or roadmaps about regulatory frameworks may well...
NIA co-hosting event on Current Development in Nanotechnology Standards and Regulations
A one day open seminar has hence been organised for UK industry and the research community by the NanoKTN, the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and the National Physical Laboratory (NPL)