Position paper on nanomaterials

October 2018, Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs

The design and use of nanomaterials is leading to new technologies that have the potential to help answer the world’s toughest environmental and health challenges, such as climate and energy conservation and access to drinking water.

Nouryon supports the responsible development and use of nanotechnology, but as with all technologies it is necessary to assess both the benefits and the risks of the technology.

We believe that the existing methodologies for risk assessment and management of chemical substances that are adopted by authorities and the chemical industry can provide, with some adaptations, a suitable framework for the sustainable development of nanotechnologies.

Nouryon has taken the following steps to ensure responsible development and use of nanotechnology in its business: