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What is the different of IMDS, MSDS and SDS

What is the different of IMDS, MSDS and SDS

Update Time:2021/12/21

What is IMDS?

IMDS: International Material Data System, which is a third-party organization for material composition approval. IMDS is a database system for parts and materials in the automotive industry. It was jointly developed by the automobile manufacturing companies Audi, BMW, Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, Opel, Porsche, Volkswagen and Sweden's Volvo Car Group. 
What is MSDS?

MSDS, Material Safety Data Sheet, namely Material Safety Data Sheet/Material Safety Instructions. Provide information on the hazards of chemicals to protect the users of chemical products; ensure safe operation and provide technical information for the formulation of safe operating procedures for hazardous chemicals; provide technical information that is helpful for emergency rescue and emergency handling of accidents; guide the safe production of chemicals, Safe circulation and safe use; It is an important basis and information source for chemical registration management.


Applicable objects:


1. Regarding the substances in the classification of dangerous goods in various countries, although the regulations of each country are different, they are usually the following 9 categories of dangerous goods:


Category 1 Explosives


Category 2 compressed gas and liquefied gas


Class 3 Flammable liquid


Class 4 Flammable solids, spontaneous combustion materials and flammable materials when wet


Class 5 Oxidizing agents and organic peroxides


Category 6 Poisonous and infectious substances


Category 7 radioactive materials


Category 8 Corrosive products


Category 9 Miscellaneous


2. Non-hazardous single substance or mixture: The most common ones are plastic products, hardware products, and packaging materials.

What is SDS?

SDS: Safety Data Sheet, namely Safety Data Sheet/Safety Instructions. The REACH Regulation (Directive Number: EC 1907/2006) stipulates the content of SDS in Appendix II, which was amended by Directive 453/2010 in May 2010.


The main content includes chemical and company information, hazard identification, ingredient information, first aid measures, fire protection measures, leakage measures, handling and storage, exposure control, physical and chemical properties, toxicology information, ecotoxicology information, waste disposal measures, transportation information, Regulatory information and other information 16 parts.


Applicable objects:

1. Refer to regulations 67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC classified hazardous substances or substances in PBT/vPvB or SVHC.


2. A mixture that is not classified as a dangerous product, but contains a non-gas material with a weight percentage> 1% and a gas with a volume percentage > 0.2%, a substance that is harmful to human health or the environment.


3. Solid or liquid mixtures that are not classified as dangerous goods (such as non-gas mixtures), but contain 0.1% by weight of a substance in PBT or vPvB or SVHC