This study presents the analysis of literature definitions for "next generation" nanomaterials and suggests some refinements for the creation of an inventory of second and higher generation nanomaterials, both on the market or expected on the market in the next five years. It assesses the suitability of REACH and CLP terms “substance”, “mixture” and “article” and the characterisation and identification parameters included in the amended REACH Annexes with regard to next generation nanomaterials.
Published: September 2019
The report reviews the safe use of nano-sized pigments when used by professionals, workers or consumers. Extensive literature searches were carried out in combination with analyses of data from national nano-inventories to capture the current state of play. The report provides a list of nano-sized pigments currently identified on the EU market and discusses potential risks arising from their use in paints, coatings, printer toner cartridges, personal care products, tattooes as well as other potential uses of nanopigments.
Published: September 2018
The report presents the results of a critical review on the relevance and reliability of data sources, methods, parameters and determining factors to produce market studies on manufactured nanomaterials in the EU. It serves as a basis for conducting and producing new studies on nanomaterials in the EU market. It begins with analysing the data sources, methods and parameters already used for such market studies, and identifies, proposes and analyses a further optimal combination of these data sources, methods, parameters and determining factors.
Published: July 2018
The ex-post evaluation assesses the observatory against its effectiveness, coherence, EU added-value and utility to understand to which extent it has met its main objectives and what has been the added value to its stakeholders, potential shortfalls to be addressed as well as success factors.
Published: July 2019