NMP guideline serves as practical example of SVHC restriction

A new ECHA guideline provides practical measures on how to handle restricted use of an SVHC substance under REACH.

The guideline concerns 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), which is an aprotic solvent. It explains how NMP users can control exposure and comply with restriction requirements for the substance under the REACH Regulation (Annex XVII). NMP is used as a solvent or surface deposition medium during manufacturing. It is a critical substance for various industries producing batteries, semiconductors, fibres, pharmaceuticals and wire coatings. 

The general approach described in the guideline can be applied to other aprotic solvents such as DMF and DMAC, if similar REACH restrictions are introduced to these aprotic solvents at a later stage. 

View document: How to comply with REACH Restriction 71, guideline for users of NMP (1-methyl2-pyrrolidone)

For more information on SVHC substances, please contact:

Brian Svend Nielsen
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