Nanotechnology

EC publishes indepth paper on nanomaterials

EC publishes indepth paper on nanomaterials

By Michelle Yeomans

A publication commissioned by the EC; Thematic Issue ("Nanomaterials’ functionality") explores recent developments in nanomaterials research, as well as the possibilities for safe, practical and resource-efficient applications.

Nanoparticle research identifies characteristics to penetrate skin

Nanoparticle research identifies characteristics to penetrate skin

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists in the UK have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin which could have implications in the delivery of drugs, as well as in skin care to treat certain conditions and restrict cosmetics ingredient...

Cosmetics Europe: EU industry must address nano perception

Cosmetics Europe: EU industry must address nano perception

By Michelle Yeomans

At the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, the EC’s deputy director general for consumers urged the industry to think about how nanotechnology is being presented to the consumer that already perceives nanomaterials as ‘inherently problematic’.

OECD calls for manufactured nanomaterial safety

OECD calls for manufactured nanomaterial safety

By Michelle Yeomans

The non-intergovernmental Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has recommended its Member Countries apply existing international and national chemical regulatory frameworks to manage the risks associated with manufactured nanomaterials. 

Cosmetics Design Special Focus: Nanotechnology

Special Edition

Cosmetics Design Special Focus: Nanotechnology

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Nanotechnology has been on the tip of our tongues for the last few years and has been put under particular scrutiny in the last few months. In this special edition, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the top-hitting articles covering this topic.

Nanotechnology

European Commission holds third edition of nanomaterial safety meeting

By Michelle Yeomans

In a joint effort to address safety issues and regulatory challenges in nanomaterials, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) and co-ordinators of four European FP7 projects has hosted another meeting to trigger discussion and networking...

Soil Association defends anti-nanotech stance

Soil Association defends anti-nanotech stance

Soil Association has taken a stand against nanotechnology. Standards and Technical Director Francis Blake explains why the organic certifier said no to nano but is prepared to make exceptions.

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Croda discusses risks and potential of nanotechnology

Nanotechnology has been hailed as having revolutionary potential, but as more and more nanotech cosmetics are launched, scientists remain divided over their potential health and environmental impact. Croda technical specialist Julian Hewitt evaluated...

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