Cellulose nanomaterials in products - risk assessment according to European Commission’s guideline

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Abstract

Since some years, the unique properties of cellulose nanomaterials have been utilized in commercial products. Examples include adult diapers by Nippon Paper, ballpoint pens by Mitsubishi Pencil, packaging boards by Stora Enso and cosmetic products by DeLéon Cosmetics. When planning a market entry for a new product, it is the producer’s responsibility to ensure that their product is safe to produce, use and dispose of. In Europe, the producers can take advantage of a guideline published by the European Commission (EC), which outlines a seven-step risk assessment protocol recommended for manufactured nanomaterials. In this protocol, both hazard and exposure, which together constitute the overall risk, are evaluated and categorized. In addition, risk management is considered and potential risk mitigation methods assessed.
In this presentation, the risk assessment protocol recommended by EC will be portrayed via two case studies: polymer composites and food contact materials containing cellulose nanomaterials. It will give the producers of both cellulose nanomaterials and the products containing them ideas on how to address the risk management for their products.
Original languageEnglish
Pages846-852
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jun 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventTappi International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2018 - Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, Madison, United States
Duration: 11 Jun 201814 Jun 2018
http://www.tappinano.org/conferences/past-conferences/nano-2018/

Conference

ConferenceTappi International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2018
CountryUnited States
CityMadison
Period11/06/1814/06/18
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Keywords

  • cellulose nanomaterials (CNs)
  • risk assesment
  • guidelines
  • safety assessment
  • european Commission

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    Kangas, H., & Pitkänen, M. (2018). Cellulose nanomaterials in products - risk assessment according to European Commission’s guideline. 846-852. Tappi International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials 2018, Madison, United States.