On July 1, 2020 NICNAS has now become AICIS (Australia Industrial Chemical Introduction Scheme). For more information please click here.
An industrial chemical includes chemicals used in solvents, polymers, paints, cleaning products, adhesives, cosmetics and soaps.
Industrial chemicals require assessment under the AICIS with the purpose of protecting the health of the public, workers and the environment from the possible harmful effect of industrial chemicals. This is not a product registration process as such however the notification and assessment process requires the lodgement of specific information about the chemical.
AICIS is a government body responsible for assessing industrial chemicals and their effect on health and environment before release to the market in Australia.