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NANOVerify Sdn Bhd (NVSB) recently announced a mutual nano-verification mark recognition programme with the Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (TANIDA), with objective to open up trade and drive market penetration of nanotechnology based products in both countries.
NanoVerify Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned company under NanoMalaysia Berhad (NMB), an agency under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). Being Malaysia’s first and only nanotechnology verification body, NanoVerify Sdn Bhd is mandated to monitor and facilitate nanotechnology development and commercialization in Malaysia.
The programme enables certified nanotechnology products from the respective verification programmes to receive equal recognition in both Malaysia and Taiwan. This is projected to enable the certification of over 100 new nanotechnology products in Malaysia within the next 12-months, as well as facilitate the entry of more than 20 domestic companies into the Taiwanese market.
“We are proud to unveil this programme as another milestone in our mission to grow nanotechnology domestically and abroad. The nanotechnology industry is thriving with projections valuing the industry at close to RM500 billion globally by 2024. Collaborations between verification bodies such as this will be vital in achieving those projections by increasing awareness and building consumer trust through the rise of certified nano-products on a global scale,” said Johan Iskandar, Managing Director of NVSB.
The programme, endorsed by the TANIDA-NVSB steering committee in conjunction with the Asian Nano Forum (ANF) 2018, in Taipei, Taiwan, allows applicants to enjoy expedited verification processes thanks to integrated test lab facilities. In addition, the synergistic co-operation is focused on developing strategic campaigns to encourage ‘nano-technopreneurs’ and businesses to certify their products in order to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded market space.
In collaboration with SIRIM QAS International, NVSB operates the NANOVerify Programme, a voluntary certification programme for processes and products with claims of nano-elements and nano-enhancements. Meanwhile, TANIDA oversees the operations of Taiwan’s NanoMark, for similar verification and recognition.
There are currently 34 certified nanotechnology products in Malaysia, ranging from cosmetics and cleaning solutions to home appliances and fertilizers, with growing interest from industry players. Interested business can attend the upcoming NANOVerify Certification Workshop to be held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre on 20 June 2018.
For more information on NANOVerify, please visit www.nanoverify.com.my.