• Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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Danish nano-products register

On 18th June 2014, Denmark's order concerning a nano-products register entered into force. The order imposes annual reporting requirements on manufacturers and importers concerning mixtures and products containing nanomaterials that are intended for sale to the Danish general public. The first reporting period is running until 30th August 2015.


The order makes use of the European Commission's (EC) recommended definition of nanomaterial. The products can be both insoluble and soluble, and release, or are reasonably foreseen to release, nanomaterials when used. There are numerous exemptions from the register however, and these cover items from food and feed, food contact materials, medical equipment, cosmetics, pesticides and water treatment systems.

Reporting by obligated companies will be carried out once a year in English or in Danish, and the product register will be managed by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The register will not be publicly available, and although an annual report will be made available, it will not disclose any confidential information.



Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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