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    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.

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    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

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    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.

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    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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Nanorama Textil Online

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology are increasingly used in textile manufacturing and finishing. Occupational safety and health experts and employees of the textile industry now have a new E-learning tool at hand: the "Nanorama Textil" (currently available in German only). The "Nanorama textile" offers users an entertaining way of gathering valuable information on applications and handling of nanomaterials in textile production.


The „Nanorama Textile" is the fourth module of the German Social Accident Insurance's (DGUV) "Nanoramas". It was developed by the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sectors (BG ETEM) and The Innovation Society, St. Gallen (Switzerland). The "Nanorama Textile" combines six different work environments of the textile industry into a single digital 360° environment. By answering questions and reading information on protective measures, exposure and applications of nanomaterials, users learn how to handle nanomaterials safely. Subjects covered include gathering of information on the presence of nanomaterials in textiles, textile finishing, cleaning & maintenance, and storage.....


  • The complete press release (23.06.2015, innovationsgesellschaft.ch) can be accessed via the following link http://innovationsgesellschaft.ch/en/nanomaterials-in-textiles-and-how-to-handle-them-safely/


Contact and further information

  • Tobias Widler, The Innovation Society, St. Gallen (CH), Tel.: +41 (0)71 278 02 05
  • Dr. Lothar Neumeister, BG ETEM, Oblatterwallstr. 18, 86153 Augsburg (DE), Tel.: +49 (0)821 3159 6134


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.


Current Events

Tue Apr 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

Spotlight Research

Nano-safety - topic of the future

In October we would like to present the special issue "Future Nanosafety" published in "Chemical Research in Toxicology".

In 17 articles operation procedures for future test methods, alternatives for animal testing, safe-by-design processes and detection methods of nanoparticles are presented.






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