Lexington Introduces LexNanoShield for Nano Technology Companies

March 31, 2010

Lexington Insurance Co., a Chartis company, has released LexNanoShield, an integrated insurance product and array of risk management services designed for manufacturers of nanoparticles or nanomaterials, or firms using them in their processes.

LexNanoShield includes protection for general liability, product liability, product pollution legal liability and product recall liability exposures. In addition, first party product recall coverage is available to reimburse expenses incurred if a product containing nanoparticles or nanomaterials is recalled from the market for safety reasons. LexNanoShield also provides legal, technical and loss control consulting services to help assess nanotechnology-specific risk management programs.

“The enhanced reactivity of materials on the nanoscale has led to sunscreens you can’t see, clothes that don’t wrinkle, and paint coatings that don’t scratch. Because many of these products and others like them are relatively new, they require unique coverage and service,” said Tom McLaughlin, Lexington’s senior vice president of Specialty Casualty. “LexNanoShield can help insureds assess and manage these new nanotechnology exposures.”

LexNanoShield is written on a claims made basis and is available to firms domiciled in the United States. Supporting risk management services include two hours of consultation with a national law firm with expertise in nanotechnology, as well as two hours of technical consulting and on-site loss control consultations.

Source: Lexington Insurance Co.

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