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Whitepaper: Part 2: Nanomaterials and REACH - Characterisation of nanoforms for REACH

Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH) was updated in December 2018 to clarify the information companies placing a substance on the market as a nanomaterial need to provide as part of their REACH registration.

The changes include amendments to ANNEX VI Section 2 relating to the information needed to prove the identity of substances and require registrants to supply particle characterisation information for nanoforms of their substance. The changes have implications for anyone importing or manufacturing substances as a powder. This white paper introduces the complexities associated with characterisation of nanoforms and highlights some key techniques.