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Revision of Commission Recommendation 2011/698/EU on the definition of nanomaterial

Directorate-General for Environment
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  • MedPharmPlast Europe (Belgium)
    13 October 2017 Business association
    MedPharmPlast Europe (Belgium)

    On behalf of MedPharmPlast Europe, see attached.

  • CEA NanoSafety Platform (France)
    13 October 2017 Academic/research institution
    CEA NanoSafety Platform (France)

    "To name things wrongly is to add to the misfortune of the world" (Albert Camus). The european recommendation to define nanomaterials for regulatory purposes uses only, as defining properties, the external dimensions of the material. The regulatory definition will be limited to powder containing a percentage of ultra-fine or submicronic particles having a size below 100 nm, which is the ISO definition for nano-objects, their aggregates and...

  • SYNADIET (France)
    13 octobre 2017 Company/business organisation
    SYNADIET (France)

    Nous appuyons pleinement l'initiative de la Commission de soumettre cette révision de la définition du nanomatériau. Le document proposé (Roadmap – Ares (2017)4513169) reprend les problématiques auxquelles la Commission doit trouver des solutions. En tant que représentant des industriels du compléments alimentaires, nous souhaitons insister sur les points qu’il est indispensable de prendre en compte pour la mise en place de cette définition....

  • FIDE - European Dental Industry (Germany)
    13 October 2017 Company/business organisation
    FIDE - European Dental Industry (Germany)

    In preparation for a revision of the EU-definition of "nanomaterial" it seems important to refer to the JRC-report (2010) and to consider the results of this recommendation in the context of the development of a new or revised definition. As soon as the text version of the new draft definition is published, stakeholders (e.g. notified bodies, industry) should be involved in the process of the formulation of a final new definition. Because the...

  • The European Chemical Industry Council, Cefic. (Belgium)
    13 October 2017 Business association
    The European Chemical Industry Council, Cefic. (Belgium)

    Cefic views on the Roadmap on the Revision of Commission Recommendation 2011/696/EU on the definition of nanomaterial The revision of the EC Recommendation on the definition of nanomaterial is a key issue in the implementation of the chemical legislation for particulate chemical substances. This is a highly complex issue on which Cefic would like to provide the chemical industry perspective. In particular, Cefic believes that the following...

  • AkzoNobel NV (Netherlands)
    13 October 2017 Company/business organisation
    AkzoNobel NV (Netherlands)

    Feedback from AkzoNobel NV: The EU definition of nanomaterials as provided in 2011/696/EU is the only definition that includes natural or accidentally occurring nanoparticles, whereas all other definitions are restricted to “intentionally produced, manufactured or engineered nanomaterials”. We believe that the current definition is ineffective as this definition is based on size alone and using a definition based on number fraction of...

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