by Sandra Tiah
The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI) is currently developing a proposal for new legislation on notification requirements for nanomaterials in chemical products, with a consultation scheduled for late 2016. Swedish companies are presently obligated to report the content of chemical products in the Chemicals Inspectorate's register, but there is no requirement to distinguish nanomaterials. This new proposal would require reporting on whether chemical products contain nanomaterials, and if so, additional information would be required on said nanomaterial.
It is anticipated that the new regulation would become effective on January 1, 2018, with the initial submission of data on nanomaterials in February 2019.