Five of the world's top ten chemical manufacturers are European based, and the chemical industry in Europe generates close to 500 billion Euro in annual sales, employing an estimated 3,000,000 people!
The Netherlands are the gateway to Europe and TNO has been a trusted service provider for over 75 years in the fields of chemical safety, risk assessment and registration. This tradition in safety innovation will be continued by TNO Triskelion bv, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TNO from 1st January 2011.
Our chemical risk assessment services combine research-driven excellence in the classical disciplines of toxicology, and advanced analytical chemistry with new developments in registration and regulatory affairs to produce intelligent testing strategies and thereby cleaner, safer chemical products.
Our Toxicological Research Centre is a specialized center of excellence for new and improved methods in toxicology, especially inhalation reproduction and immuno-toxicology and our Analytical Research Centre is one of Europe's foremost centers for analytical method development.
Our range of experience covers commodity and fine chemicals, biocidal products, plant protection products, plastics packaging and pharmaceutical feedstocks. Regarding cosmetics and personal care products we have actively been developing novel methods to replace animal testing for nearly two decades and are proud of our performance record in the field of in-vitro alternatives.