INSCX offers members nanoproducers and downstream users access to practical and cost-effective means to stay compliant with legislation such as REACH in the European Union or the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the United States. REACH is Europe’s overarching chemicals legislative body which addresses the manufacture, import and use of chemicals within the EU, while TSCA laws are specific to America. Both are binding not only for EU/US companies but also those around the world, either directly or indirectly.
In the context of an engineered nanomaterial, if you manufacture or import to Europe a substance in an annual quantity greater than 1 ton, then you most likely will need to register that substance with REACH. For a new substance (as most nanomaterials are), the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) process will also need to be completed precluding REACH compliance which imposes a cost burden on an individual producer, invariably restricting the progress toward wider industrial scale usage.
Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF)
INSCX offers nanoproducers who are approved supplier members a collaborative, neutral means to comply with the SIEF requirements where producers can collaborate to share the costs by using the Exchange to collectively report trade in the nanomaterials they supply for a small fee per trade. These incomes are used to contribute toward a common fund to cover the cost of REACH compliance for all producers engaged in the supply of the given nanomaterial. Not only will this practice mean multiple producers can access the Exchange to be compliant without any need for additional cost burden, but a key industrial requirement to assure multiple supply capacity will aid commercial uptake.
Our REACH service supports nanoproducers through every stage of the process. We provide additional services to enable compliance with The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the key US law governing chemical substances.
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