There are various reporting requirements to fulfil as per the REACH/SVHC. Article 33 of the REACH Regulation sets the obligation to report within the supply chain and vis-à-vis private consumers. Manufacturers of products (called "parts" in the IMDS) have to meet their obligation to inform the receiver in the event of the presence of more than 0.1% of the gross weight of a substance included in the REACH list.
In such an event all downstream participants of the supply chain have to be informed
The European Regulation (EU) No. 1907/2006, which came into force on 1st July 2007, is the basis for the REACH Regulation. It regulates the use and introduction of all substances and preparations to the EU market. REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals".
The Regulation mainly targets those substance that can have a harmful effect on the health of human beings and/or on the environment. Such substance are known as Substances of Very High Concern (refer also to
REACH stands for "Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals". The Regulation (EU) No. 1907/2006 came into force in June 2007 and is also known as the EU Chemicals Regulation. It is supposed to ensure that manufacturers and importers take on the responsibility for safe handling of chemicals.
The regulation is valid in all the EU member nations and regulates that only those chemical substances with prior registration be brought into circulation. The European Chemical
An IMDS-Number is required in the compilation and administration of material data sheets for the automotive industry. Since there is often a confusion in concepts when it comes to this topic we shall present a summary on the most important numbers in IMDS.
Raw Material Number
A raw material listed in the IMDS mostly comprises of different basic substances. For instance, steel as a raw material consists of many alloys besides iron. Should the raw material be mentioned in an international norm
All the information on material composition stored in the International Material Data System is known as IMDS-Data. Sinceautomobile manufacturers and suppliers are responsible for their product right from manufacture to re-cycling or disposal (refer also the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive) they have to conscientiously collect data on the material composition of products used in a vehicle. IMDS helps them with this since all the data required for subsequent re-cycling of vehicles are compiled
An HPE Service Centre helpdesk employee is at your service for queries on operating the IMDS, basic substances etc and that too in different languages depending on the country:
For queries related to materials please contact the automobile manufacturer directly, the contact details are also given on the mdsystem site.