1st Stakeholder Workshop of the BMBF-project InnoMat.Life
Innovative and complex materials: Towards grouping to support hazard and risk assessment
The BMBF-funded project InnoMat.Life (“Innovative materials and new production processes: Safety along the life cycle and in industrial value chains”, www.innomatlife.de) addresses this challenge and investigates three additional material classes: (1) polydisperse materials for industrial applications such as metals or polymer powders for additive manufacturing, (2) materials with other and potentially critical morphologies such as rods, plates or fibres and (3) hybrid materials of mixed chemical composition. The project assesses exposure and hazards for humans and the environment and considers the whole life cycle.
InnoMat.Life aims to support regulators, industry and decision makers by providing suitable methods to conduct hazard and risk assessment of these innovative and complex material types with a special emphasis on establishing criteria and similarity concepts to perform grouping. To achieve this the project combines expertise from academia, agencies and industry.
The workshop will take place at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), MaxDohrn-Strasse 8-10, Berlin, Germany (www.bfr.bund.de), if the pandemic situation allows for that. Online participation will be possible.