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October 2, 2020

Mandatory Naming of Nanoforms for REACH Registration Will Begin November 2, 2020

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

Beginning November 2, 2020, following the next release of the International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID), companies will be required to provide a name for the nanoforms or sets of nanoforms of their substance when registering nanomaterials under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation.  According to an item in the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) September 30, 2020, weekly news, companies that have already registered their nanoforms do not need to take any immediate action, but will be required to provide a name in the next update of their registration dossier.  ECHA states that a new registration manual will be available in October 2020 with advice on preparing registration dossiers that cover nanoforms.  ECHA’s website includes guidance and support on nanomaterials under REACH and questions and answers on registering nanoforms.