• More than 1000 products added in less than 6 months

    Posted 02.12.2020

    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 work is available in the December issue of Nature Nanotechnology under the titel: “Advances and challenges towards consumerization of nanomaterials”. Link to full article in Nature Nanotechnology:

  • Addition of Nanomaterial to the SIN List

    Posted 25.11.2020

    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 toxic to reproduction as well as persistent in the environment.

    The SIN List (‘Substitute It Now’) is developed and maintained by a Swedish NGO, ChemSec and contains a list of hazardous...

  • What do EU citizens think about nanomaterials?

    Posted 19.11.2020

    The EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) recently carried out a study in five EU countries, Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France and Poland, published on November 16th, 2020. The study analyzed how consumers perceive nanomaterials and their potential risks to health and environment.


    The study shows that the general awareness of nanomaterials is low but has increased...

  • Product number 4,000 added to The Nanodatabase

    Posted 01.06.2020

    Product number 3000 was published back in April 2017 and now we have reached product number 4000 in the database!

    Silver is still the nanomaterial reported to be used in most products, with the 2nd and 3rd largest groups being Titanium and Titanium dioxide. Nevertheless, in almost 3000 products the type of nanomaterial is...