Leather Finishing Chemical NMP Added to REACH Regulation

Leather Finishing Chemical NMP Added to REACH Regulation

NMP (EC 212-828-1, CAS 872-50-4)

The substance 1-methyl-pyrrolidone which is more commonly known as NMP, has been added to Annex XVII of REACH regulation with immediate effect, and is therefore now classified as a restricted substance. NMP is a reprotoxin which can have potentially harmful effects for workers when exposed.

NMP may be used in the application of finishes to leather due to its strong adhesive properties and may also be used in the manufacture of synthetic materials.

 

Are your products REACH compliant?

The addition of NMP to REACH regulation could affect manufacturers, retailers, distributors and importers of goods into the European Union.

To ensure compliance with REACH regulation, BLC recommend that organisations:

 

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BLC can help your business bring compliant products to the marketplace. We offer a variety of REACH testing and supply chain support services including:

 

SVHC Risk Matrix: Available to BLC Members

BLC Members can access the SVHC Risk Matrix, which guides members through the current SVHCs. The SVHC Risk Matrix details the uses, applications, and the risk (high/medium or low) of substances being present in a number of different material categories.

BLC Members can download the SVHC Risk Matrix today from the BLC Member Toolkits section on our website.

 

Speak to a BLC chemical expert today

To discuss product compliance with REACH regulation, SVHC testing and RSL management, call BLC today on +44 (0) 1604 679 999 to talk to one of our chemical experts. Alternatively, you can complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page, or email info@blcleathertech.com 

11 May 2018

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