Before describing the IMDS, we will start clarifying what is NOT IMDS. Many people misunderstand the terms and concepts, leading to typical mistakes like the following:
“MSDS sheet and IMDS sheet are the same”. They are not the same.
IMDS stands for International material data system.
IMDS data sheet is not a MSDS sheet.
MSDS sheet: A safety data sheet (SDS), material safety data sheet (MSDS), or product safety data sheet (PSDS) are documents that list information relating to occupational safety and health for the use of various substances and products.
IMDS is an internet-based platform for the automotive component manufacturers. One of the goals of IMDS platform is to improve the recyclability rate of materials and components used in the automobile industry. Thus, IMDS provides a platform to automotive companies to declare the complete chemical composition of their products. This information can be used to efficiently recycle components and materials which have reached their end of useful life. It also helps in keeping a track of environmentally hazardous substances used in various automotive materials.
- How to access IMDS system ?
IMDS system can be accessed from www.mdsystem.com. Before you could start using the system, you will need to register your company to get a user ID and password.
Need help with setting up your company in IMDS ?
Contact us: we can check your company’s registration status and register your company.
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Our IMDS professionals can manage MDS compliance process for you so that your personnel can focus on their core business goals. Once your company lets our specialists manage IMDS compliance, your company will save valuable man hours leading to a considerable improvement in overall productivity.