New Nano Definition Workshop planned – February 2016
The EU FP7 NanoDefine project together with pigments and fillers industry stakeholders Eurocolours and VdMI, is preparing an innovative workshop to discuss project developments that will benefit industrial end-users implementing EC recommendations on the definition of nanomaterial.
Launched in 2013, NanoDefine is establishing a novel 2-tiered approach including rapid, cost-effective screening and confirmatory measurement methods, and the "NanoDefiner”: an eTool that will guide end-users, including enforcement laboratories, in reliably ascertaining whether a material is nano or not.
The one-day workshop will enable stakeholders to identify critical issues and future priorities for size-related classification and standardized measurement of real-life materials. They will also discuss limitations and applicability of the developed methods as well as addressing key questions such as: "What methods seem most promising and feasible from an industry perspective?"