Industry rejects changes to nano definition

An EU classification of materials as nano when they are at least 50% nanoform will be difficult to implement in the absence of reliable measurement methods, the nanotechnology industry has warned

An EU classification of materials as nano when they are at least 50% nanoform will be difficult to implement in the absence of reliable measurement methods, the nanotechnology industry has warned.

The EU Joint Research Centre argued earlier this year that varying thresholds for the particle number fraction in the definition of nanomaterials were an option as part of the European Commission’s review of the current 2011 definition.

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