SGS has compiled an industry guide to the EU’s recent adoption of recommendation 2011/696/EU, the first clear definition of nanomaterials, and its potential to impact consumer product regulations across the union.

Nanomaterials are a key part of the emerging field of nanotechnology, which has a range of current and potential applications in both consumer electronics and a range of other industries.

While the benefits of nanomaterials continue to be explored, relatively little is known about their risks. At present, there is no international regulation of nanomaterials. What is known is that some of the properties that give nanotechnologies potential benefit also pose potential risks.

Read our 2011/696/EU Nanomaterials Industry Guide (PDF 486 KB) for more detailed information.

Dr. Udo Krischke
Global Technical Manager RSTS
SGS Consumer Testing Services

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