N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP)

N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone is a pale yellow organic compound and is a non-flammable product. NMP is miscible with water and most other solvents, always test a little and see how it mixes. The product is denser than water at 1.03g/cc with a boiling range of 56 ºC.

N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone (NMP) Uses

NMP is a solvent used in a variety of industries and applications such as paint and coating removal, petrochemical processing, engineering plastics coatings, agricultural chemicals, electronic cleaning, and industrial/ domestic cleaning. Due to its good solvency properties, NMP is used to dissolve a wide range of polymers. NMP is used in the surface treatment of textiles, resins, and metal coated plastics or as a paint stripper.

N-Methyl-2-Pyrrolidone Hazards

NMP is known to be quite toxic with quite a number of acute effects. The inhalation of NMP in high concentrations can possibly cause headaches, dizziness, loss of coordination, nausea, and loss of appetite. If NMP comes in contact with the eyes it will cause severe eye irritation and corneal damage. Always take caution when using NMP.