News & Alerts

News & Alerts

French NGO Consults Stakeholders on Nano in Water on behalf of Government
The French NGO Avicenn (Association de Veille et d'Information Civique sur les Enjeux des Nanosciences et des Nanotechnologies) is running a stakeholder consultation on nanomaterials in water [in French]. The consultation is open until 28 March 2016
Danish EPA releases Report on Nanomaterial Safety
The Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final report of the 'Better Control of Nanomaterials' initiative
Oeko-Institut opens Consultation on Two RoHS Exemptions for Cadmium Quantum Dots
The German environmental research institute has been tasked with the re-evaluation of the exemption of the use of cadmium quantum dots (Cd QD) in displays and lighting with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from RoHS2 restrictions, the Oeko-Institut consultation will close on 8 January 2016
NIA EXCLUSIVE Document: NIA Status Update on European Regulations - June 2014
NIA has compiled an exclusive Members report giving a short and concise description and status update on EU regulations that have included specific provisions related to nanotechnology, and on regulations that are indirectly applicable to nanomaterials
Danish Nano Product Register Order comes into Effect Today
The Danish Ministry of the Environment has signaled that the country’s order on the register of mixtures and products containing nanomaterials come into effect today. The first reporting to the nano-product register has to be carried out by 30 August 2015, for the period between 20 June 2014 and 20 June 2015
OECD Survey on Wastewater Treatment indicates Member Countries concerned about Nanoparticles
The OECD has published a report that summarises responses to a survey it ran in 2012 on wastewater treatment. In it the OECD reveals that a number of different countries are concerned about nanoparticle presence in wastewater, although very few have begun projects to investigate the matter further
NIA provides Opinion on Nanotechnologies for the Poor in International Magazine
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...
Austrian EPA publishes final Version of Study reviewing the RoHS2 List of Restricted Substances
Environment Agency Austria has published the final version of its study into a methodology for updating the List of Restricted Substances used in EEE, specifically Annex II of the RoHS2 Directive. The review process began in 2012, and undertook three stakeholder meetings and four internet consultations
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 EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount on ICEPR 2014
NIA Members can receive a 10% discount on this event - contact the NIA Events Team for more information
NIA EXCLUSIVE - 10% Discount on Nanotech MEET Tunisia 2014
NIA Members can receive a 10% discount on conference packages - contact the NIA Events team for more details
NIA Position Statement on Recycling and Recovery of Nanomaterials features in Report
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
NIA Report - Closing the Gap: The Impact of Nanotechnologies on the global Divide
This NIA report looks into the notion of 'nano-gap' or 'nano-divide' and examines the pros and cons of nanotechnologies and their impact global development and the on-going fight against poverty
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 Symposium - Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials + NIA AGM
NIA is hosting a workshop on 'Grouping & Read-Across for Nanomaterials', to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 26 Nov 2013. It will be followed by the Association's Annual General Meeting (attendance for NIA Members only)
Third Stakeholder Meeting on RoHS 2 List of Restricted Substances to be held
Environment Agency Austria (Umweltbundesamt), which is responsible for the Study for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under the directive on the on the Restriction of the use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2) Directive, will organise a third stakeholder meeting on this study on 28 October...
NIA Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of RoHS2 Annex II
NIA has responded to the consultation organised by Environment Agency Austria on the list of substances used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation - Draft Comments on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE - Deadline: 16 August 2013
In the process of elaborating on a methodology manual for future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances under the RoHS, Environment Agency Austria has prepared 'an inventory of substances used in Electrical and Electronic Equipment'
Norway’s national Waste Strategy calls for increased Knowledge of Nanotechnologies
Norway has just published a strategy document for waste, entitled From waste to resource. Among the topics addressed in the document is a brief discussion on nanotechnologies
NIA EXCLUSIVE Members Consultation on the Inventory of Substances present in EEE for the Review of the List of Restricted Substances under RoHS 2
Recently the Austrian Environment Agency, on behalf of the EC, has been elaborating on a methodology manual for the future reviews of the List of Restricted Substances (Annex II) under the recast of the directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS2)