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What is Nano ?

One nanometer is one millionth of a millimeter. Or, in other words, about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

The size relationship between a nanometer and a football corresponds to the size relationship between a football and the globe.

Nanotechnology means working with very small materials: less than 100 nanometers (nm).



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Big buzz on nanomaterials in France, 50% threshold with regard to nanomaterial definition criticized

The National Agency for Food, Environment & Occupational Health Safety in France (ANSES) released an opinion and report about the French nanomaterials register R-Nano (


More than 1000 products added in less than 6 months

In June of this year, we added product number 4000 to The Nanodatabase. Now, less than 6 months have passed and we have now reached product number 5000 in the database. An in-depth analysis of our...


Addition of Nanomaterial to the SIN List

In November 2019, the first nanomaterial made it onto the SIN List, namely Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). This was due to the fact that Carbon Nanotubes hs been associated with carcinogenicity and being...

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