Laboratory analysis of nanomaterials in line with the REACH regulation

REACH & nanomaterials :

The 1907/2006 REACH regulation has undergone various changes, and made the declaration of nanomaterials mandatory.

From January 1st 2020 onwards, producers and importers of nanomaterials, nanoparticles and all other forms of nanotechnology have been required to declare their activities as part of the REACH regulation. Physicochemical data also needs to be provided.

The 1907/2006 REACH regulation refers to the EC 2011 regulation for its definition of nanomaterials. 

How can FILAB assist you in analyzing nanoparticles in accordance with the REACH regulation ?

FILAB provides a compilation of services centered around nanomaterials and the REACH regulation. Our laboratory is equipped with many machines capable of characterizing nanomaterials following definitions and conditions defined by REACH.

FILAB : 1st French laboratory to receive ISO 17025 accreditation for nanoparticle characterization!*

MP nano classification (EC 2011), Review of existing analytical data, Generation of additional data on nanoparticle characteristics… FILAB provides reliable and timely services led by our experts:

  • Chemical composition analysis of nanoparticle-based products and trace residue analysis (ICP-AES, ICP-MS)
  • Nanoparticle size and shape determination by SEM
  • Count and particle size distribution measurement by SEM, DLS, Laser Granulometry
  • Characterization of nanoparticles’ surfaces, Zeta Potential, TGA, SEM, FTIR, Raman, ToF-SIMS, XPS
  • BET specific surface area measurement and Helium Pycnometry density measurement
  • Development and validation of analytical methods specific to nanomaterials found in food products
  • Container/Contents interaction testing
  • Nanoparticle detection by SP-ICP-MS or A4F-ICP-MS
  • Literature and regulatory reviews
  • Analytical training 

*The scope of our accreditation covers : 

  • Nanoparticle size and shape distribution using SEM-EDX
  • Nanoparticle size determination using SP-ICP-MS

(Details available at www.cofrac.fr – accreditation n°1-1793)

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