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Safe commercialisation of carbon nanomaterials

Author : John MacKenzie – Thomas Swan & Co ltd

28 November 2013

As a company with a long standing commitment to improving safety standards we are taking a market-leading and pro-active approach to their introduction. We actively monitor and support development of harmonised safety standards and regulations through our participation in a variety of initiatives, including the Chemical Industry Association's Nano Issue Team.

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HazardEx 2014 conference speaker

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John MacKenzie – Thomas Swan & Co ltd  Regulatory Affairs Manager
John MacKenzie – Thomas Swan & Co ltd Regulatory Affairs Manager

New carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene are showing the potential for improved performance and value in emerging markets such as mobile electronics, energy storage, energy saving, aerospace and bio-sensors. Having led the way in large scale manufacture of these incredibly strong, flexible and versatile materials, Thomas Swan are now ensuring that both carbon nanotubes and graphene are safely introduced to new markets.

We fully support its involvement in wider European issues through CEFIC, the EU Chemical Industry Association, and are also funding additional inhalation toxicology testing for carbon nanotubes.

This presentation will summarise the actions we are taking to ensure safe commercialisation of these new materials.

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