15 May 2019

e-REACHNano: Free web tool with information for registration of nanomaterials

e-REACHNano is a new web tool developed to help small and medium-sized companies who may not have sufficient in-house expertise in regulation on nanomaterials. The tool is available in English and has been developed by a working group of the Nordic Council of Ministers, N-Nano and DHI.

Through a series of small video animations, the data requirements for nanoforms according to the REACH guideline documents are explained, including:

  • Definition of nanomaterials
  • Types of nanomaterials
  • Overview of nanomaterial-specific annexes to existing REACH guidance
  • Chemical and physical characterisation of nanomaterials
  • Testing of nanomaterials
  • Exposure and risk assessment of nanomaterials

A specific revision of the REACH information requirements for nanomaterials was adopted by the European Commission in December 2018. The amendments clarify the information that companies placing substances in nanoform on the market need to provide in their registration dossiers. The new rules apply as of 1 January 2020. 

e-REACHNano does not include the new requirements of December 2018. These will be included in a subsequent version of the web-tool to be launched later this year. The e-REACHNano project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Working Group for Chemicals, Environment, and Health, and by DHI.

You can access the web-tool on http://ereachnano.dhigroup.com.