European Coatings Journal - 15.01.2020 | Kerstin Heitmann | LEGISLATION


NMP has a harmonised classification as toxic for reproduction and may damage the unborn child. It is therefore a CMR substance. Furthermore, it causes eye and skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation. In 2011, NMP was added to the candidate list as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and a proposal was made in 2018 to consider it a substance subject to authorisation (8th Recommendation for Inclusion in Annex XIV). However, when the restriction was adopted, inclusion in Annex XIV was postponed until further notice. The restriction on NMP is intended to ...
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