From July 1, 2020 the new scheme will be adopted to improve the regulation of industrial and cosmetic chemicals in Australia. 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 National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) 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.
NICNAS is a government body responsible for assessing industrial chemicals and their effect on health and environment before release to the market in Australia.