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Safe production and use of nanomaterials

Objective

Today nanotechnology lets foresee many opportunities for new materials with significantly improved properties as well as revolutionary applications in large industrial fields. However nano-industry stakeholders are currently encountering great problems with hazard control in their plants. Because of their size, nanoparticles released in air cannot only lead to violent explosion but can also impact on the worker health.

The NANOSAFE2 project will hence develop and validate at industrial scale a complete hazard management strategy, including:
-innovative detection, traceability and characterization techniques for engineered nanoparticles covering the whole chain of some reference particles including production, conditioning, storage, transportation, transformation into final product, during product life and at the end of product life (disposal).
-a framework for obtaining conclusive toxicity data of generic interest of the reference particles and the development of new and cheaper rapid screening methods using in vitro techniques and in silico (computer simulation) models
-advanced technologies to limit both exposition to nanoparticles and leaks to environment by designing safe production equipment, handling automation, dynamic confinement, individual protection devices, filtration, etc.
-evaluate both societal and environmental impacts and contribute indirectly to new legislation and standardization measures relevant for nanoparticles, by involving regulatory bodies (members of CEN).

In order to achieve such ambitious goals, the NANOSAFE2 project will gather for a 4-years duration, 5 European industry leaders and 3 innovative SMEs which will share their expertise in production and integration of nanoparticles, supported by 13 research centres of excellence and EU-leader universities and 2 CEN members. 6 EU countries and 1 new member state (Slovenia) are represented within the consortium. NANOSAFE2 covers the whole "value-chain" of stakeholders.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-NI-3
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
Bâtiment Le Ponant D - 25 Rue Leblanc
Paris
France

Participants (24)

PROCTER & GAMBLE EUROCOR
Belgium
Address
Temselaan 100
Strombeek Bever
BASF AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
Ludwigshafen
ARKEMA
France
Address
4-8 Cours Michelet - La Défense 10
Paris La Defense
INTRINSIQ MATERIALES LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
85 Buckingham Gate
London
NANOGATE ADVANCED MATERIALS GMBH
Germany
Address
Gewerbepark Eschbergerweg
Saarbrucken
OXONICA LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane 7
Kidlington, Oxford
DEKATI OY
Finland
Address
Osuusmyllynkatu 13
Tampere
DGTEC SAS
France
Address
178 Rue De Mayoussard
Moirans
ECHANGE ET COORDINATION RECHERCHE INDUSTRIE
France
Address
32 Boulevard Vaugirard
Paris
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Groot Begijnhof 58-59
Leuven
CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET MICROTECHNIQUE S.A.
Switzerland
Address
1 Rue Jaquet-droz
Neuchatel
STIFTUNG CAESAR
Germany
Address
Ludwig-erhard-allee 2
120260 Bonn
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Address
University Offices - Wellington Square
Oxford
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
Glasgow
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vuorimiehentie 35
1000 Espoo
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM MUENCHEN, DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUER GESUNDHEIT UND UMWELT
Germany
Address
Ingolstaedter Landstrasse 1
Neuherberg
JOZEF STEFAN INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Jamova 39
3000 Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
SWISSI INSTITUTE FOR THE PROMOTION OF SAFETY AND SECURITY
Switzerland
Address
Nüschelerstrasse 45
Zurich
HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE
United Kingdom
Address
Rose Court 2 Southwark Bridge
London
DEUTSCHE GESETZLICHE UNFALLVERSICHERUNG EV - DGUV
Germany
Address
Alte Heerstrasse 111
Sankt Augustin
NV UMICORE SA
Belgium
Address
Broekstraat 31, Rue De Marais
Brussels
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT INDUSTRIEL ET DES RISQUES'
France
Address
Parc Technologique Alata
BP2 Verneuil En Halatte
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTÉ ET DE LA RECHERCHE MÉDICALE
France
Address
101 Rue De Tolbiac
Paris