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:

*The scope of our accreditation covers : 

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

(Details available at – accreditation n°1-1793)

The REACH analysis for nanomaterials aims to assess the potential risks that these materials may pose to human health and the environment. Under EU legislation, manufacturers and importers of nanomaterials must demonstrate the safety of these materials before they can be marketed. To do this, they must carry out a risk assessment and provide detailed information on the properties and uses of these materials.

This is an important part of the regulatory process to ensure that these materials are used safely. Manufacturers and importers are required to provide clear and accurate information on the potential risks of nanomaterials, enabling users to make informed decisions about their use.

It is essential to refer to REACH when analysing nanomaterials as this legislation regulates the production, import and use of many chemicals in Europe, including nanomaterials. This regulation establishes specific criteria for the assessment and management of risks associated with the use of nanomaterials, including data and testing requirements.

By complying with REACH, manufacturers and importers of nanomaterials can demonstrate the safety of their products, contribute to the protection of human health and the environment, and ensure regulatory compliance. Users of nanomaterials can also be assured that the products they use meet the highest safety standards.

Thomas GAUTIER Head of Materials Department
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