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International Materials Data System (IMDS) – Material Management

Government and industry regulations, including environment, safety, corporate governance and product performance are being enforced around the world. The IMDS (International Material Data System) is an internet-based database that has been established by the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) for free-of-charge use by all suppliers of the automotive industry. IMDS tracks chemical ingredients of parts and assemblies across the entire automotive OEM supply chain. The solution helps OEM’s comply with the increasing number of national and EU regulations related to material handling and disposal.

IMDS submissions must include all materials present in the finished product.  All basic substances must be reported.  Process chemicals, by products of reaction and contaminants listed in the GADSL as D or D/P must be reported as soon as the concentration in the end product exceeds the defined threshold.  

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