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NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Briefing: ISO/TS 13830:2013 Nanotechnologies – Guidance on voluntary labelling for Consumer Products containing manufactured Nano-objects
Posted on 28 Jan 2014
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...
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 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 21 Jan 2014
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...
Posted on 6 Dec 2013
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)
Posted on 5 Dec 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
Posted on 5 Dec 2013
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
Posted on 4 Nov 2013
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
Posted on 1 Oct 2013
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
Posted on 9 Aug 2013
Through NIA's participation in the standardisation process, NIA Members have the opportunity to contribute to three ISO documents
Posted on 17 Jul 2013
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
Posted on 27 Jun 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
Posted on 26 Jun 2013
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’
Posted on 7 Jun 2013
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
Posted on 4 Jun 2013
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
Posted on 16 May 2013
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 ...
Posted on 10 May 2013
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...
Posted on 30 Apr 2013
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...
Posted on 4 Apr 2013
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...
Posted on 20 Feb 2013
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)