Terminology

The Quebec terminology database, Le grand dictionnaire terminologique, published by the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF), includes numerous French and English equivalents for common nanotechnology terms. This glossary includes equivalents in Catalan, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. If you need more information, please contact Denis Godbout (denis.godbout@oqlf.gouv.qc.ca).

 


 

Regulations

Canada and USA

RCC Nanotechnology Working Group: Nanotechnology Work Plan

Target:

  • Develop joint initiatives to align regulatory approaches in specific areas such that consistency exists for consumers and industry in Canada and the US.
  • Share information and develop common approaches, to the extent possible, on foundational regulatory elements, including criteria for determining characteristics of concern/no concern, information gathering, approaches to risk assessment and management, etc.

Europe

To learn more about “REACH” the European Regulation that will soon cover Nanomaterials:

 


 

Standards

Canada, along with over 30 other countries, is actively participating in international standards development for nanotechnologies.

Research scientists, physicists, chemists, engineers, manufacturers, regulators, non-government organizations and an evolving base of users are developing science-based standards to build world markets for nanomaterials, nano-based components, and products.

Canadian Standards Association (CSA), accredited by Standards Council Canada (SCC), is the facilitator for Canada’s nanotechnology standards committee, the Nano CAC/CSC. This is a cohesive, country-wide national forum for discussion, input, and participation in international standards work.

In 2005, at the international standards level, Canada was named the convenor for one of four working groups of ISO/TC229, nanotechnologies:

- WG1, Terminology and Nomenclature, lead by Canada This is a highly visible role for Canada.

- WG2, Measurement and Characterization, convened by Japan

- WG3, Health, Safety and the Environment, convened by the United States,

- WG4, Material Specifications, convened by China.

The Electrotechnical Nanotechnologies committee, IEC/TC113 was also formed in 2006 for electronics matters.

Be involved in Standards!

If you are interested in becoming a Nano CAC/CSC (CAC ISO/TC229 or CSC IEC/TC113) member, or would like more information, please contact Brian Haydon, P. Eng., Canadian Standards Association at brian.haydon@csa.ca, or call 416‑747‑4006.


OCTOBER 31, 2012– CSA Group, a leading standards development, testing and certification organization officially announces Canada's first adopted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on nanotechnologies.

CSA Z12885, Nanotechnologies - Exposure control program for engineered nanomaterials in occupational settings provides guidance for the safe use of nanomaterials in the workplace. This follows recognized approaches to risk management with a focus on information and issues specific to nanotechnologies including hazard identification, risk assessment procedures, training requirements and worker engagement. CSA Z12885 contains revisions to ISO/TR 12885 and additional guidance to reflect Canadian practices and safety considerations.


Have a look to current and on-going standards:

ISO/TC229
Nanotechnologies

Nanotechnologies: Terminology and Nomenclature

TerminologyStatut as Feb 2012

ISO/TS 80004-1:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 1: Core terms
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Published 2010

ISO/TS 27687:2008
Nanotechnologies -- Terminology and definitions for nano-objects -- Nanoparticle, nanofibre and nanoplate (will be Vocabulary – Part 2 in next edition)
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Published 2008

- beginning 3-year
Systematic Review

ISO/TS 80004-3:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 3: Carbon nano-objects
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Published 2010

 

ISO/TS 80004-4:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 4: Nanostructured materials
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Published 2011

 

ISO/TS 80004-5:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 5: Nano/bio interface
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Published 2011

 

ISO/AWI TS 80004-6
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 6: Nanoscale measurement and instrumentation
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Work in progress

ISO/TS 80004-7:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 7: Diagnostics and therapeutics for healthcare
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Published 2011

 

ISO/NP TS 80004-8
Nanotechnologies -- Vocabulary -- Part 8: Nanomanufacturing processes
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ISO/TR 11360:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Methodology for the classification and categorization of nanomaterials
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Published 2010

 

ISO/TR 12802:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Model taxonomic framework for use in developing vocabularies -- Core concepts
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Published 2010

 

ISO/NP TR 17302
Nanotechnologies -- Framework for identifying vocabulary development for nanotechnology applications in human healthcare
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Work in progress

NomenclatureStatut as Feb 2012

ISO/AWI TR 14786
Nanotechnologies -- Framework for nomenclature models for nano-objects
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Nanotechnologies:Measurement and Characterization

TerminologyStatut as Feb 2012

ISO/DTS 10797
Nanotubes -- Use of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) in walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs)
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Soon to publish: 2012

ISO/TS 10798:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry analysis
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Published 2011

 

ISO/TS 10867:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes using near infrared photoluminescence spectroscopy
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Published 2010

 

ISO/TS 10868:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes using ultraviolet-visible-near infrared (UV-Vis-NIR) absorption spectroscopy
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Published 2011

ISO/TR 10929:2012
Characterization of multiwall carbon nanotube samples
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Published 2012

ISO/TS 11251:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of volatile components in single-wall carbon nanotube samples using evolved gas analysis/gas chromatograph-mass spectrometry
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Published 2010

 

ISO/TS 11308:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes using thermogravimetric analysis
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Published 2011

ISO/TS 11888:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of multiwall carbon nanotubes -- Mesoscopic shape factors
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Published 2011

ISO/DIS 12025
Nanomaterials -- Quantification of nano-object release from powders by generation of aerosols
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ISO/TS 13278:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Determination of elemental impurities in samples of carbon nanotubes using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
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Published 2011

ISO/AWI TS 16195
Nanotechnologies - Generic requirements for reference materials for development of methods for characteristic testing, performance testing and safety testing of nano-particle and nano-fiber powders
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Work in progress

ISO/AWI TS 17466
Use of UV-Vis Absorption Spectroscopy in the Characterization of Cadmium Chacolgate Semiconductor Nanoparticles (Quantum Dots)

Work in progress

Nanotechnologies - Health, Safety and Environment

Terminology Statut as Feb 2012

ISO 29701:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Endotoxin test on nanomaterial samples for in vitro systems -- Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) test
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Published 2010

 

ISO 10801:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Generation of metal nanoparticles for inhalation toxicity testing using the evaporation/condensation method
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Published 2010

 

ISO 10808:2010
Nanotechnologies -- Characterization of nanoparticles in inhalation exposure chambers for inhalation toxicity testing
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Published 2010

 

ISO/TR 12885:2008 *
Health and safety practices in occupational settings relevant to nanotechnologies

* ISO/TR 12885:2008 is being adopted in Canada as CSA Z12885, Nanotechnologies — Exposure control program for engineered nanomaterials in occupational settings.
60-day Public Review ended Sep.13, 2011
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Published 2008

 

CSA adoption underway

 

ISO/DTS 12901-1
Nanotechnologies – Occupational risk management applied to engineered nanomaterials –
Part 1: Principles and approaches
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Work in progress

ISO/NP TS 12901-2
Nanotechnologies - Occupational risk management applied to engineered nanomaterials –
Part 2: Use of the control banding approach
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ISO/DTR 13014
Nanotechnologies - Guidance on physico-chemical characterization of engineered nanoscale materials for toxicologic assessment
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ISO/TR 13121:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Nanomaterial risk evaluation
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Published 2011

ISO/DTR 13329
Nanotechnologies -- Preparation of Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
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ISO/NP TS 14101
Surface characterization of gold nanoparticles for nanomaterial specific toxicity screening:
FT-IR method
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ISO/NP TR 16196
Nanotechnologies - Guidance on sample preparation methods and dosimetry considerations for manufactured nanomaterials
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ISO/NP TR 16197
Nanotechnologies - Guidance on toxicological screening methods for manufactured nanomaterials
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ISO/NP 16550
Nanoparticles - Determination of muramic acid as a biomarker for silver nanoparticles activity
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Nanotechnologies: Material Specification

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ISO/DTS 11931-1
Nanotechnologies -- Nano-calcium carbonate -- Part 1: Characteristics and measurement methods
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Soon to publish: 2012

ISO/DTS 11937-1
Nanotechnologies -- Nano-titanium dioxide -- Part 1: Characteristics and measurement methods
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Soon to publish: 2012

ISO/TS 12805:2011
Nanotechnologies -- Materials specifications -- Guidance on specifying nano-objects
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Published 2011

ISO/NP TS 17200
Nanotechnology -- Nanoparticles in powder form -- Characteristics and measurements
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Work in progress

Nanotechnologies: CEN-led projects

TerminologyStatus as Feb 2012

ISO/PRF TR 11811
Nanotechnologies -- Guidance on methods for nano- and microtribology measurements
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Soon to publish: 2012

ISO/PRF TS 13830
Guidance on the labelling of manufactured nano-objects and products containing manufactured nano-objects
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Work in progress
(disapproved by ISO, Jan. 2011 at DTS stage;
Means to complete is under review)


IEC/TC113
Nanotechnology standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems

Performance Assessment

TerminologyStatut as Feb 2012

IEC 62624Edition 1.0 (2009-08-04)
Test methods for measurement of electrical properties of carbon nanotubes
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Published 2009

 

IEC/PAS 62565-2-1Edition 1.0 (2011-03-25)
Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications - Part 2-1: Single-wall carbon nanotubes - Blank detail specification
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Published 2011

 

IEC/TS 62607-2-1 Ed. 1.0
Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 2-1: Carbon nanotube materials - Film resistance
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Work in progress

IEC/TS 62607-3-1 Ed. 1.0
Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics of luminescent nanomaterials - Part 1: Quantum efficiency
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IEC/TS 62659 Ed. 1.0
Large scale manufacturing of nanoelectronics
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PWI/TR 62565-1 Ed. 1.0
Nanomanufacturing - Material specifications, Part 1 - Basic concept
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PWI 113-111 Ed. 1.0
Guidelines for quality assessment of surface engineered nanomaterials for electrotechnical applications
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PWI/TR 113-69 Ed. 1.0
Nanoscale Electrical Contacts
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PWI/TR 113-70 Ed. 1.0
IEC nano-electronics Standards Roadmap
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PWI/TR 113/128/Q
Nanotechnologies - Reliability Assessment of Nano-Enabled Photovoltaic Devices
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PNW 113-126 Ed. 1.0
Nanomanufacturing - Key control characteristics - Part 4-1 Cathode nanomaterials for lithium ion batteries - Electrochemical characterisation, 2-electrode cell method
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Nanotechnologies: Terminology / Measurement and Characterization

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PWI 80004-9 Ed. 1.0 (JWG1)
Nanotechnologies - Vocabulary - Part 9: Electrotechnical products and systems
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PWI/TS 80004-10 Ed. 1.0 (JWG1)
Nanotechnologies - Vocabulary - Part 10: Photonic components and systems
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IEC/TS 62622 Ed. 1.0 (JWG2)
Artificial gratings used in nanotechnology: Description and measurement of dimensional quality parameters
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