Nanomaterials added to polymers do not need to be disclosed?

Further to the publication of EU recommendation 2011/696/EU on the definition of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), some substances used for decades as additives in the plastics industry now find themselves classed as nanomaterials. The list of substances includes among others, silica, carbon black and many organic pigments. While the substances are used as additives in polymers they typically end up encapsulated into the polymer matrix and are not intended to be released under normal and foreseeable conditions. Based on these arguments, this raises the question; Should polymer products containing such additives be exempt from notification?

INSCX Collaboration With Kappa Life Sciences Toxicology

INSCX are pleased to announce a collaboration with Kappa Life Science (

Kappa Lifescience are a UK based company providing a wide range of business development and commercial services including toxicology. Built on many years experience gained working closely with scientists and business professionals across the widest spectrum of science based industries, Kappa Lifescience is ideally positioned to help INSCX through the complexities of nanomaterial toxicology assessment and compliance.
In future, any toxicology analysis requests received by INSCX will be overseen by Kappa Lifescience to ensure that the highest standards and accuracy of results are achieved.
If you have any requirements for toxicology analysis and study relating to nanomaterials then please get in touch – we are ideally positioned to help.