Under the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008, there is a European ban on dichloromethane.
The HSE has proposed an amendment which will allow it still to be used.
The planned amendment will introduce necessary training requirements and a mandatory certificate of competence for professional users who wish to purchase and use DCM-based paint strippers.
SSS's stance has always been that ink strippers containing dichloromethane should be phased out of printing companies that still use it.
See the HSE's consultative document.