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Space industry comments on the prioritisation of NMP for Annex XIV

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 2:28:00 PM

Space Sector Contribution to the Call for information (on behalf of the Commission) on the possible socio-economic consequences of the authorisation requirement for NMP 

NMP is used as a solvent in the production of the positive electrode within Li-ion batteries that are qualified for use on European space launchers and vehicles. The space sector is the end user of this battery technology, which represents the forefront of rechargeable battery technology in terms of energy density and lifetime. These batteries are used universally within space applications and are critical to the success of the European space sector, as they provide the primary power storage solution for launchers and space vehicles.

The European Space Industry, represented by ASD-Eurospace – with the support of European and national space agencies – has provided an answer to the call for information (on behalf of the Commission) on the possible socio-economic consequences of the authorisation requirement for 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), EC number 212-828-1. The contribution was elaborated in co-ordination with the EU battery manufacturer Saft, to complement the comments submitted by Saft to the same call for information. It was submitted to ECHA on June 2nd 2017.

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Pierre Lionnet