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For the first time in Iran, an inspection body was accredited as a qualified authorized body in technical inspection for “Nano Namad” labeling. Accreditation of inspection bodies on nanotechnology sector is a major phase in operational process of “Nano Namad” labeling.
According to a report by the Public relation and International Affairs of INSO (Iran National Standardization Organization) from Dr. Khaki Firooz, head of National Accreditation Center of Iran (NACI), decision-making committee for accreditation of inspection bodies was held at the NACI headquarters in October with the presence of NACI authorities and representatives of public organizations and specialized associations. Reports and statements prepared by the NACI evaluation team were reviewed by this committee with the collaboration of technical specialists of INIC (Iran Nanotechnology Innovation Council). Then decision was made about applications for accreditation in nanotechnology products inspection. The application of Fahameh Industrial Engineering Company was accepted in the areas of “technical inspection of nanotechnology products – characterization of nanostructures and nano-objects” and “technical inspection of nanotechnology products – processes of synthesis and manufacturing” in accordance INSO-ISO-IEC 17020.
Collaboration between NACI and the INIC started sometimes ago, by co-providing evaluation procedure of inspection bodies in nanotechnology sector. Furthermore specialists introduced by INIC, provided technical collaboration in accreditation of Fahame Industrial Engineering Company.
“Nano Namad” labeling is a certificate for nanotechnology consumer goods based on inspection and testing. This label has been approved by Iran Supreme Council of Standardization and permission of applying “Nano Namad” is awarded by INSO with collaboration of INIC. “Nano Namad” label on goods indicates use of nanotechnology, improved properties, and quality and safety in that good. Accredited inspection bodies are one of main players in “Nano Namad” labeling.