13 December 2018
REACH: new criteria helps companies better assess safety and impact of nanomaterials.
Last week, the European Commission adopted the revision of several Annexes of the EU Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), clarifying the registration requirements with regard to nanomaterials.
REACH has always applied to nanomaterials, but did not contain specific provisions for them, which is why companies often did not know how to register these "substances in nanoform. The new registration requirements for nanomaterials will apply as of 1 January 2020.
More info: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/news_en.htm