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Nano and Microfibrillated Cellulose Chapter 6

Demonstrating the Safety of Cellulose Nanomaterials – high performance bio-based materials

J. Shatkin, K. Ong, J. Ede
Vireo Advisors, LLC, United States

pp. 184 - 187

Keywords: safety, cellulose nanomaterials, regulatory

There is significant interest in the commercialization of cellulose nanomaterials (CN) in a breadth of application categories from packaging & construction materials to transportation, food, electronics and consumer products. Each application triggers regulatory requirements, from safety data sheet development to premarket regulatory reviews. This presentation will discuss the current efforts to establish safety determinations for CN in the U.S. and beyond. Developments in regulatory policies for nanomaterials will also be discussed in this context.