Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (JD Supra Netherlands)
RIVM Announces Article On Nanoparticle Exposure And Hazard In The Ceramic Industry
On March 16, 2020, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced publication of an article in the May 2020 issue of Environmental Research entitled “Nanoparticle exposure and hazard in the ceramic industry: an overview of potential sources, toxicity and health effects.” In the article, the researchers provide an overview of the current knowledge on...
Furan-Based Copolyesters May Replace PET Plastics
In January 2019, scientists at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, published a study on the application of enzymatic polymerization techniques in the preparation of sustainable furan-based copolyesters.
Dutch Ministry Of Defense Announces Transition Into 70 Percent Biofuels In Air Force Flying Equipment
On January 16, 2019, the Dutch Department of Defense announced that the Dutch Air Force is taking the next steps in reducing its carbon footprint given better affordability of biobased fuels.
RIVM Announces Model to Calculate Concentrations of Nanoparticles in the Environment
The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on September 6, 2017, that an RIVM researcher, Joris Meesters, modified SimpleBox, a distribution model for chemicals, to create SimpleBox4nano, a model to calculate concentrations of nanoparticles in water, soil, and air. SimpleBox4nano includes new processes that specifically apply to nanoparticles, such...
The Netherlands Describes Tool for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics
On January 25, 2016, the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) published a report that describes the content of a computer program that can be used for a risk assessment. According to RIVM, the NanoCosmetics tool will need to cover all aspects of the risk assessment, including: the physicochemical characterization of the nanomaterials...
The Netherlands Publishes Report on Nanotechnologies in Medical Devices
The Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) posted on December 17, 2015, a report entitled Nanotechnologies in medical devices. RIVM conducted an investigation to provide insights into and an overview of the field of medical devices using nanotechnologies for products already on the market and for those expected within five years. According to the report,...
Dutch Ministry Of Economic Affairs Releases Biobased Packaging Catalogue
The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (DMEA) has launched the first edition of a Biobased Packaging catalogue that was compiled by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research. The catalogue came about as a result of companies becoming interested in the development and application of bioplastics, especially in the wake of products like the well-known "plant bottle" from Coca Cola.