FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
Here you can find questions and answers regarding IMDS content and usage in several categories. To see the content of each category and to read the answer to a question, please click on the category/question to expand the content.
You find OEM-specific IMDS documentation for suppliers in the Help category "OEM Specific Information" (no longer under FAQ).
Product Category Specific
The surface is necessary for the calculation of the weight of coatings. The attached Excel sheet will facilitate the calculation of fastener surfaces for IMDS.
The German Assiociation "Deutscher Schraubenverband e.V." collected information for its members for the conversion to CrVI-free coatings for screws: Conversion to Cr(VI)-free coatings for screws.
Where can I find the European ELV Directive and the latest version of Annex II?
Here you can download the EU ELV Directive 2000/53/EC and the latest version of the Annex II (Version: Nov 2017).
Here you can additionally find an IMDS Steering Committee document on the application changes for your support (Version: June 2016).