September version of ECHA Nanoform guidance published. Final version expected before end of 2019
The process to publish the 'Appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to the Guidance on Registration and Guidance on Substance ID' is moving ahead where the latest version, shared with the September meeting of CARACAL is now publicly available (September version, pdf) at the ECHA Ongoing Consultation page.
ECHA to host nanoform and REACH webinar on November 12 - Registration open
The European Chemicals Agency will host a webinar 'Revised REACH information requirements for nanoforms: are you ready?' on 12 November at 11:00 - 13:30 EET (GMT +2). 
Powdered titanium dioxide (TiO2) to be classified as carcinogen by inhalation
Following the CARACAL meeting (Competent authorities Meeting for REACH and CLP regulations) on 18 September, the European Commission will move forward with its controversial proposal to classify titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a ‘Carcinogen category 2’ for its inhalation hazard, with classification code H351 (inhalation).
EUON study finds EU regulatory framework ready for the next generation of nanomaterials
The study looked into “next generation” nanomaterials and whether the current terminology used in the EU chemicals regulations, as well as the implementation of the current legal requirements for identifying nanomaterials, are likely to pose technical challenges for these “next generation” materials.
NIA welcomes Promethean Particles as a new Member
NIA is delighted to welcome UK-based Promethean Particles as a new Corporate Member.  Promethean operates the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant, using continuous hydrothermal synthesis, where nanoparticulate materials are produced by mixing superheated/supercritical water with a solution of a metal salt (...
NanoSafety Cluster Newsletter Summer 2019
The NanoSafety Cluster newsletter for summer 2019 is now out. Read all about NanoSafety Cluster week in Copenhagen, 7-10 October  including the caLIBRAte final workshop as well as about the PATROLS and City Care workshop on 3D cell cultures which took place in July. Read here.  
July Nano News Published
NIA is pleased to launch the July edition of our Newsletter NanoNews.
NIA measures economic health of nanomaterial production and use
NIA has launched a short survey to assess what indicators are valuable to assess the economic health of nanomaterials.    Production and use of nanomaterials is often difficult to measure, with few companies strongly branded for their production and use, despite widespread applications across sectors.  Company focus is primarily on products...
SCCS publish opinion on solubility of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) nano
On 3 July the Europan Commission Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published their Opinion on the Solubility of of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS). 
NIA launches survey on training and assessment for nanomaterials safety
As a partner in H2020 projects key to advancing nanomaterials safety assessment, NIA has launched a short survey to ask its community how if/how undertakes training for staff in nanomaterials safety and if it undertakes any in vitro assessment of materials. The survey is short and participants can remain anonymous.  The survey supports two H2020...
NIA's Nanopavilion at Chemspec
NIA was proud to host its inaugural Nanopavilion at Chemspec on June 26-27 in Basel.  Eight NIA Members from Europe, US and Canada joined us on the 40m² pavilion dedicated to nanotechnology, building their profile to global business clients and helping showcase what nano can do for you.  
Environment Council conclusions on nanomaterials
On 26 June the EU Environment Minsters adopted conclusions from their meeting. Among the conclusions nanomaterials were mentioned as follows:
EC call for data on nano gold, platinum and copper as cosmetic ingredients - Deadline 10 November 2019
On 11 June 2019, the Commission published a call for data to get information on of gold, platinum and copper under the framework of the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. 
New OECD publications on nanosafety
The OECD has just published two Publications in the OECD Series on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials
New NIA webinars available on YouTube
NIA had the pleasure of hosting two interesting webinars lately.
NanoSafety Cluster publishes Spring Newsletter
The NanoSafety Cluster, a coalition of research projects funded by the European Commission, has published its spring newsletter, where the 40+ projects currently in action report their news and present opportunities to the wider world to get involved in activities.
France to ban E171, Titanium Dioxide, in foods from 1 January 2020
The French government release a press release on April 17, 2019, informing that they are banning titanium dioxide in foods from 1 January 2020. The decision, from the Ministry of Environment and from the Ministry of Economy, will be published shortly as a ministerial decree.  E171 is used in foods e.g. mainly as whitener agent.  
NIA Nano-Blog, April 12 2019
7 March, Lisbon: REACH CLP and BPR NIA presented ‘nanomaterials under REACH’ at an excellent conference that grew from the LinkedIn Group REACH, CLP and Biocides Regulations and hosted by the enthusiastic Carlos Miguel Fazendeiro. The meeting was attended by 120 people and you can catch up with the event from its short video. 20 March, Brussels:...