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IMDS Release 14.1 is planned for August 9, 2023. For more information concerning the enhancements, please refer to the Release Notes.


We are glad to announce that Polestar has joined the IMDS (Company ID 239342).



McLaren Automotive Ltd has published special information for their suppliers. You find it under OEM-specific > McLaren Automotive Ltd.



Iveco Group has published special information for their suppliers. You find it under OEM-specific > Iveco Group.



We are glad to announce that smart Automobile has joined the IMDS (Company ID 245828).



IMDS Release 14.0 is now available.



Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to prioritise and risk assess chemicals from the 2014 update of the TSCA Work Plan.  The purpose of risk evaluation is to determine whether a substance presents an unreasonable risk to a relevant potentially exposed or susceptible sub population.  Where an unreasonable risk is determined, the EPA manages those risks by imposing restrictions on the use of that substance.

The first 10 substances identified for evaluation were announced on December 19, 2016.  Subsequently the EPA has announced the evaluation of a further 20 substances designated as High-Priority Substances.  The substances included in these two groups can be found in IMDS within the following two new substance groups:

  • TSCA top 10 priority substances
  • TSCA top 20 priority substances

Using a Where Used Search you can find any materials of parts that contain within these groups to assess your exposure to these substances, and enable risk mitigation where applicable (e.g. to plan for substitution where a substance may be restricted in the US market).  Further background on this topic can be found on the EPA webpage.

Details of the substances included in these two new IMDS substance groups



IMDS Newsletter 61 ist now available.



A new Recommendation will be active together with IMDS Release 14.0 next week. It is IMDS Recommendation 025 Evaluate the recycled and bio-based content of materials, and you can find it in the IMDS Application after Login  under Help > Recommendations.



IMDS Release 14.0 is planned for May 10, 2023. For more information concerning the enhancements, please refer to the Release Notes.


Ford Motor Company has put together RSMS information for their suppliers. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information" > Ford.



For the upcoming IMDS Release 14.0 next week May 10, 2023 we prepared Video Tutorials for every enhancement.



A new IMDS Steering Committee document on Global PFAS Chemical Regulations and Required IMDS Actions is now available:

Global PFAS Chemical Regulations and Required IMDS Actions


Hyundai Motor and KIA updated the information for their suppliers. More information can be found under OEM-specific info > Hyundai Motor and KIA.



We are glad to announce that FISKER INC has joined the IMDS (Company ID 223066).



The next CLEPA Materials Regulations and Sustainability Event will be held in Stuttgart on May 10 and May 11, 2023. A full program including a list of the presenters is available on the CLEPA Website.


We are glad to announce that TVS Motor has joined the IMDS as OEM (Company ID 157337).



A new IMDS Steering Committee guidance document is now available in the FAQ section System Usage



Recommendation 001 General Rules and Guidelines was updated and will be valid in IMDS from May 27, 2023. You can find the Recommendation after login to the IMDS under Help -> Recommendation.



On March 3, 2023 the latest Update of the GADSL will be carried out in IMDS.

GADSL Update



Two changes to SC90 checks were implemented in IMDS. These changes are already listed in the check message document (which also includes the IMDS Release 14.0 check changes) available in the IMDS FAQ.

Allow Silver >80% in glass (classification 7.2)

Currently, a warning is shown in the check result in case a material of classification 7.2 contains >80% metallic substances (substance group “Chk: Classification 1-4”).
To allow the creation of conductive glass materials, which may contain more than 80% of silver, the following change will be implemented: 

  • A new substance group “Chk: Classification 1-4 w/o silver” will be created, which will contain all metallic substance except for silver.
  • The existing check will be adapted to refer to this new substance group. Thereby, silver will be excluded from the existing check and materials of classification 7.2 may contain an unlimited portion of silver.

Allow Iron >14% in all metals (classifications 1.x – 4.x)

Currently, a warning is shown in the check result in case a material of classification 2.x – 3.x or 4.1 contains >14% iron.
To allow a reasonable portion of iron in different alloys (e.g., nickel alloy classified as 3.4), all metallic classifications (1.x – 4.x) will be allowed for iron portions >14%.



Mazda updated their IMDS Supplier information. You can find more information in the section "OEM Specific Information" > Mazda.


With the changes of IMDS Recommendations 007, 008, 011 and 012 in September 2022, the IMDS Steering Committee removed several published materials from these recommendations, which were not defined by any norm. In a next step, these materials were decided to be hidden, as the IMDS Steering Committee can only take responsibility of materials that are described in norms. The Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik (ZVO), who supported in the creation of the surface treatments, offered to take over the responsibility and maintenance of the surface treatments they supported for the above mentioned Recommendations.

In January 2023, the surface treatments from ZVO have been moved to the company Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik [10216] and all other materials that have been removed from the above mentioned Recommendations have been hidden and cannot be further used in new MDSs. As the MDSs moved to ZVO are issuing warnings for used ranges, the IMDS Steering Committee decided to temporarily exempt the moved MDSs from IMDS checks, similat to the IMDS Standard Material suppliers. Therefore, Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik [10216] is temporarily added to the IMDS Standard Material suppliers and their MDSs are exempt from the IMDS checks.

The IMDS Steering Committee asks all suppliers in IMDS to not reject MDSs for the used ranges in materials by Zentralverband Oberflächentechnik [10216]. 



The Joker-Playbook was added to the VW supplier guideline with background and application information on the IMDS function “confidential pure substances”.. More information can be found under OEM-specific info > Volkswagen.



The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs and will be marked SVHC in IMDS on 3rd February 2023.

REACH Candidate List Update (SVHC) February 2023



IMDS Helpdesk China Service Arrangement during Spring Festival

As 2023 Spring Festival approaches, we would like to inform you that the IMDS Helpdesk Service in China will be closed from Saturday, January 21st to Sunday, January 29th and will resume normal operation on Monday, January 30th, 2023. 

Spring Festival greetings to all of you and all the best in the Year of the Rabbit.