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INSCX exchange will launch formal live trade in a series of (SHE) accredited, compliant and validated nanomaterials, advanced materials and nano-enabled commodities commencing 8am, Tuesday 23rd November 2010. The live market will henceforth operate daily 8am-4pm GMT.
Market coverage will be extended to include the United States by early December 2010 with full global access enabled to include Asia by first quarter 2011. INSCX exchange (Integrated Nano-Science & Commodity Exchange) is the worlds only source of benchmark Cash and Forward physical delivery contracts in (SHE) accredited compliant and validated nanomaterials, advanced materials and nano-enabled commodities. INSCX exchange will also publish twice daily a reading of INMX (INSCX NanoMaterials Index) the world's first truly representative barometer of price trends in a basket of existing engineered nanomaterials. The launch of the formal trade platform represents the first global attempt of significance to deliver into being a formal self-regulatory structure of governance across the emerging nanomaterials industry as a basis upon which to grow and sustain the compliant commercialisation of nanotechnology.
Organisations seeking to register to use the exchange for materials supply, procurement and or information purposes are invited to submit their initial requests to join the exchange to:
Online registration can be completed using the link:
Using a Member Firm to register
INSCX exchange is a principal to principal commodity exchange. By this is referred the fact all trade is completed using professional securities industry qualified brokers. The brokers act as the agents for customers (Trade buyers and sellers of nanomaterials). The obligation of a brokers is to safeguard customer confidentiality and to ensure "best execution" for any customer order in the market in accordance with long defined Conduct of Business rules that are applied on the world's various financial and commodity exchanges.
The Exchange Specialist (NanoCapital Markets/Stekram Markets) plays a dual role acting to place live bids/offers onto the market for orders placed by customers either direct with the Specialist itself, or by other broker members of the exchange acting for their customers. The Specialist system is used by exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange and is designed to provide a fair and open market for all customers regardless of financial size. The Specialist and other broker members can also help organisations process their application to join the exchange.
Permits organisations to view market activity. This form of access may suit non-commercial users of nanomaterials such as research houses. Access Only is charged at GBP£250 per organisation renewed annually.
Permits organisations to view the live market and place live orders to trade. Priced at GBP £550 per organisation on initial registration followed by an annual renewal of GBP£250 thereafter.
To actually trade a customer must open a Commercial Trade Account with a Broker member of the exchange. This is necessary to comply with anti-money laundering regulations and other legislations pertaining to nanomaterials.
The market will officially open at 8am GMT and close 4pm GMT on all UK business days. Live trading will commence within 30 minutes of opening.
These hours will apply also when the US desk opens at the beginning of December 8am-4pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).
Viewing the Market Platform
Registered users will be able to view via standard web browser intraday market activity and place materials orders for execution direct via the exchange Member firm specialist, NanoCapital Markets (Stekram Markets) or through NanoTech Partnership, approved Broker members of the exchange. These Approved firms can also enable any organisation to complete the formal registration process.
Access to the exchange platform can be obtained using the link:
The exchange will introduce the ability to deliver "true and fair" price transparency, neutrality and trade flexibility to interest in the supply and/or procurement of these alternative commodities. Supply and Buy-side interest will be able in an instant to conduct trade in accordance with standards long observed by the world's prime raw material and commodity markets.
Standards introduced by INSCX include the open reporting of all trade to market participants listing particulars of material, price and quantity helping establish "true and fair" pricing of these commodities using the open market process to accurately reflect the competing interests of buyer versus seller.
All commodities listed by INSCX exchange are to be traded Cash Settled and/or on a forward delivery basis. The exchange will permit Forward trade for delivery by the following series; March, June, September and December.
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
INSCX™ operates a dedicated (SHE) Credits System enabling nanomaterial suppliers (Upstream) and buyers/users (Downstream) regardless of financial resource to use the exchange process to fund the cost of acquiring the industry benchmark EHS standard, Nanomaterials (SHE) accreditation.
The initiative delivered by INSCX exchange represents an important milestone in the practical development of safety standards across the global nanomaterials industry, in a manner where cost does not act as an impediment to link business requirements for safety inextricably with the wider societal interest.
Quality, Indemnification and Traceability
INSCX provides a systematic means to deliver assurance on material quality, indemnification (insurance) and traceability.
A key factor which will lend itself to increasing the commercial usefulness of nanomaterials will be the industry's ability to independently provide assurance as to a supplied materials' quality. An independent capacity to prove material standards is a long established commercial requirement currently absent from the nanomaterials industry.
INSCX exchange provides a working, neutral and confidential solution to independently prove the material quality of all exchange listed products. These products, nanomaterials, advanced materials and nano-enabled commodities, listed for physical delivery on the live trading platform will be independently inspected by IntertekMSG, the specialist nanomaterials arm of Intertek plc, one of the worlds premier names in materials measurement and characterisation, to establish quality prior to any buyer having to make payment.
Indemnification & Traceability
Products supplied via INSCX™ will be supplied accompanied by full Commodity insurance, covering commercial, political and financial risk delivery yet again another commercial benchmark. As regards traceability in a manner which does not impede the pursuit of compliant commercial opportunity, INSCX exchange provides a practical, working solution to meet regulatory calls for greater oversight in the use of nanomaterials whether for industrial and/or consumer deliverables purposes. From initial launch all commodities sourced via INSCX exchange are to be sequenced from source through the supply chain to end product using "Downstream Audit Sequencing", the exchange procedure to reference the unique trade ID reference generated at the point of trade on the exchange. This sequencing will be a mandatory requirement for all market participants enabling a full reverse audit referencing to occur on receipt of any formal request from a regulatory authority for full disclosure of exchange trading records in response to a proven EHS concern.
Tradition supporting Innovation
INSCX exchange sets the business standard for trade practice in nanomaterials and nano-enabled commodities placing at the forefront of sustainable commercialisation the introduction of disciplines by way of applying to the emerging nanomaterials industry the model of the open market. The exchange process is about enabling interaction between trade (Commercial User) buyers and sellers of these alternative commodities in accordance with the defined material and financial standards observed by the world of commerce proper.
The ability of the open commodity market process to deliver a level playing field to both buyer and seller has proven the catalyst to drive global trade in any industrial sector with coherence from the period of the first industrial revolution to the present. The market is the open gatekeeper "owned" by those who choose to use it, and in so doing opt freely to comply with its rules and regulations for supply and/or procurement purposes.
INSCX exchange is about the observance of trade standards and compliance in pricing, material quality, payment and delivery obligation. Its launch will now go some considerable distance toward helping the emerging nanomaterials industry to coordinate and sustain its organic growth in a manner capable of enlisting the support of the essentials of capital investment and indemnification whilst providing a commercial template to help official agencies of state continue the ongoing effort to fashion a practical regulatory framework for nanomaterials.
The exchange will as of tomorrow 8am GMT be open for business.
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Contacting a Broker to Register or Trade
To contact either the exchange specialist dealers or registered Agency Brokers, the following contact details are provided:
INSCX™ Specialist Dealers
NanoCapital Markets (Stekram Markets)
+ 44 (0) 203 137 5187
Approved Agency Brokers
NanoTech Partnership (NTP) Limited
+ 44 (0) 1782 454 144
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