Industry weighs in on proposal to restrict dipolar aprotic solvents DMAC and NEP

So far, companies have delivered mixed comments to ECHA on the REACH Annex XVII restriction on DMAC and NEP proposed by the Netherlands. As the ECHA committees prepare their opinions on the Dutch proposal, industry still has a little over a month to make their concerns known in the ongoing consultation on restricting the two dipolar aprotic solvents.

Regulatory context

  • The substances N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC) and 1-ethylpyrrolidin-2-one (NEP) have been flagged as candidates for restriction under the REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EC). (See ECHA’s website here for more background on REACH’s restriction procedure.)

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