REACH: Nanocyl is committed to comply with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) regulation which is implemented and coordinated by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). Nanocyl has pre-register its products and will prepare the appropriate folders in due time in order to insure the availability of these products on the market. For this purpose, Nanocyl is also communicating with our suppliers.
The same policy of communication is also applied with our customers in order to identify their uses and cover them in our registration folders.
EPA: Nanocyl intends to comply with the US-EPA regulation and has prepare the appropriate dossiers in order to ensure the availability of its products on the US market by generating the required PMN (Pre-Manufacturing Notice) report, identifying the possible uses of Carbon Nanotubes and defining possible exposure scenarios corresponding to the downstream user applications.
CSCL: Nanocyl also complied with the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) and get the permission from METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and industry) to import Nanocyl NC7000.
Both OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and development) and ISO are developing recommendations for the manipulation, toxicological assessment, characterization and regulation of nanoparticles, including Carbon Nanotubes. Nanocyl is actively following these developments by acting via the National Agencies, via PACTE and CEFIC and also via some privileged contacts.
It is assumed that the battery of standardized OECD tests commonly used to perform hazard assessment of existing substances is also sufficient for nanomaterials. Therefore it can be used in their hazard and in their risk assessment. However, there might be a need to modify or supplement those standard tests for nanomaterials with specific evaluations like special characterization of the material, electron microscopy and assessing additional parameters.
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