Nanotechnologies cover all technologies and sciences dealing with materials in the size range of 1 nm to 100 nm, where entirely new physical and chemical properties and phenomena, linked to size, can appear. Nanotechnologies clearly have a cross-cutting character that places them at the crossroads of several disciplines including chemistry, biology, electronics, optics, etc.
The nanotechnology sector is a fast-growing sector and is potentially an economic driver for the 21st century. However, despite the expected benefits, this rapid expansion has raised concerns about the potential environmental, health and safety risks associated with nanotechnology and its products.
In this context, the on-going standardisation in this field aims to
The main normative developments in this area are supported by the following technical committees; detailed information on each of these standardisation bodies can be obtained by following the links provided.
|European||CEN/TC 352||Info ▷|
|International||ISO/TC 2229||Info ▷|
|United-States||ASTM Committee E56||Info ▷|
Would you like to actively contribute to the standardisation work in this field? You can do so by participating in the work of the Belgian mirror committee.