EU Commission revised the definiton of nanomaterials
Date: 15 June 2022
The EU commission has updated the definition of nanomaterial, which was originally published in the Recommendation 2011/696/EU in 2011. The revised definition is more precise and includes particles with an elongated shape, such as a rod, fibre or tube independent from their chemical composition. The revised definition also provides specifications for particles with a plate like shape and adds a waiver for materials with a specific surface area by volume of < 6 m²/cm³. In the particle definition, single molecules have been excluded.