Advanced materials (AdMas) include biomaterials, semiconductors, smart materials and nano-engineered materials. Some have hazardous properties. Yet, measuring the risks is not easy. The EU has deployed strategies to secure the safety and sustainability of enabling and emerging technologies (including those based on chemicals and materials). The EU-funded MACRAME project will develop methodologies applicable to AdMas. It will detect, characterise and quantify AdMas during their processing and product life cycle, including recycling/end-of-life, to assess (ecotox-/tox-test) the resulting impact on health and the environment. MACRAME will prepare for standardisation and harmonisation, as well as regulatory validation, the wide-spread applicability and application of the developed test and characterisation methods. MACRAME will demonstrate their effectiveness and efficiency concerning existing, market-relevant industrial materials, processes and products.
1 December 2022 – 30 November 2025