A working group of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the official body for inter-governmental co-operation in the Nordic region is launching an information campaign on REACH-relevant regulation for nanomaterials.

The aim of the campaign is to develop a simple and easily usable web-tool to explain EU chemical legislation requirements for nanomaterials. Companies will be able to navigate the tool and find information to support them in the preparation of a REACH registration for nanomaterials.

The tool will be available in English, and will focus on small and medium-sized companies who may not have sufficient in-house expertise on regulation covering nanomaterials.

The tool is mainly based on the current REACH regulation and will include a summary of: i) The definition of nanomaterials, ii) Types of nanomaterials, iii) Overview of nanomaterial-specific annexes to existing REACH guidance, iv) Chemical and physical characterisation of nanomaterials, v) Data and testing of nanomaterials, vi) Exposure and risk

The project is coordinated by Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark through the N-Nano project group of the Nordic Chemical Working Group (NKG) and it is expected to be finalised by the end of 2018.

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