Industry rejects changes to nano definition

In recent months, companies have come under criticism for resisting requests for additional nanomaterial information by the European Chemicals Agency.
This underlines the importance for the European Commission to publish its much-delayed review of nanomaterials in the REACH annexes
The nanotechnology industry warns that as long as there is no reliable measurement methods, an EU classification of materials as nanomaterials when they are at least 50 % nanoform will be difficult to implement.
However, the NGO’s argue that the threshold should be lowered as it allows some substances with potential nano properties to evade scrutiny.
Producers of the products currently in The Nanodatabase rarely report the size of the nanomaterials that they use and none have included information on the size distribution.