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News 2013

18-Dec-2013

The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and are now marked SVHC in IMDS.

 

15-Nov-2013

Next IMDS Release 9.0 (IMDS 2020) Newsletter available. Detailed information on IMDS Release 9.0 can be found in our Release Notes.

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01-Nov-2013

As announced on 29th July 2013, the following document lists the IMDS basic substances which were deactivated yesterday:

IMDS Basic Substance deactivations 31st Oct 2013 – PDF-File, 63.9 KB

29-Oct-2013

IMDS Rec019 "Electric/Electronic components and assemblies" was updated due to editorial changes which reflect the reworked ZVEI standard materials for PCB-ceramics. These materials reflect the new declaration of glasses, ceramics and enamels (see announcement from 03-Sep-2013).
Newly created PCBs have to use the latest version of the materials. For older datasheets please refer to the update information in the FAQ for glasses (category Materials).
When updating your datasheets please also take care that all used solders are reported separately.

In addition, a new version of the Automotive Industry Interpretation Guide for ELV Annex II was published.

17-Sep-2013

Last week, the migration from IMDS Release 7.2 to IMDS Release 8.0 was successfully completed. All IMDS companies and IMDS users use Release 8.0 from now on. This also includes special profiles like IMDS-a2 and IMDS-AI users.

09-Sep-2013

A new basic substance group was introduced in IMDS: Phthalates, GADSL listed

03-Sep-2013

Next IMDS Release 8.0 (IMDS NT) Newsletter Special available.
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03-Sep-2013

Please get informed under FAQ category "Materials" about new rules for declaring glass, ceramics or enamel in IMDS. These rules are now also part of the Annex I (IMDS001a) to IMDS Recommendation 001.

30-Aug-2013

Honda updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

28-Aug-2013

Toyota updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

22-Aug-2013

On 27th August 2013, Toyota changes the handling of Part/Item numbers and supplier codes when sending MDSs to Toyota. Requested data (Part/Item number, supplier code and due date) will not be contained in IMDS anymore. Therefore, supplier codes will not be checked any more, but are still mandatory. The search function for Part/Item numbers, which also shows the due date, will be removed.

01-Aug-2013

2 new enhancements available for IMDS Release 8.0:

  1. New function Clipboard available: allows copying of basic substances, material data sheets and MDS Requests into a clipboard for further use in searches or MDS editing. After logging out from IMDS the clipboard remains active and is available again at next login.
  2. Adapting the default option "only root companies" switched off in the company search function (Check-Box): this option is not the default value, searching is carried out as in IMDS Release 7.2 for root companies and Org.-Units by default.

29-Jul-2013

Annex II to the ELV-Directive was changed in May 2013. Please refer to the FAQ section "Legislative Requirements" for the updated document.

The IMDS application code already exists for this update of Annex II (8i) - only the applicable date has changed in the legislation.

29-Jul-2013

The following document lists IMDS basic substances which will be deactivated on 31st October 2013:

26-Jul-2013

On June 20th 2013 six new substances were added to the REACH candidate list. Some of the substances had to be flagged in IMDS accordingly. For more details please refer to the attached document. Please check carefully your MDSs on jokers or confidential substances because reporting of REACH candidate list substances is legally required.

12-Jul-2013

AIAG's "2013 IMDS Conference" will take place on 9th October 2013 in Livonia/Michigan. Download the following document for more information:

  AIAG 2013 IMDS Conference – PDF-File, 406.0 KB

03-Jul-2013

Next IMDS Release 8.0 (IMDS NT) Newsletter Special available.
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05-Jun-2013

IMDS Release 8.0 (IMDS NT) Newsletter Special available.
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03-Jun-2013

In the Help category "OEM Specific Information" you will find Ford Motor Company's RSMS Rollout Package 2013.

24-May-2013

Hyundai&Kia Motor Company updated their IMDS guidance document. Please refer to the updated guidance in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

22-Apr-2013

Hardware Environment Modernization for IMDS NT
(please also refer to IMDS NT Newsletter 30)

As one major step towards an operational next-generation IMDS (IMDS New Technology), the current version of IMDS Release 7.2 has been migrated to a new cluster of servers the past weekend. Nothing "visible" in the IMDS application (or IMDS-AI - Advanced Interface) has changed for end-users at this stage.

Next Milestones are now planning and preparation of IMDS Rel. 8.0 being rolled out and operated in parallel with current IMDS Release 7.2 so the user transition can be completed step by step.

With IMDS Release 8.0 the modernized and improved IMDS web application will be introduced to the IMDS user community in May 2013.

20-Apr-2013

On 30th April 2013, the latest GADSL update will be implemented in IMDS incorporating the following changes to the IMDS basic substance list:

  GADSL Update Apr 2013 - PDF-File, 38.6 KB

16-Apr-2013

Minor wording changes were carried out in Annex I to IMDS Recommendation 001. You find the changes in IMDS in the Recommendations screen.

08-Apr-2013

As announced in the latest IMDS Newsletter, the IMDS profile Client Manager will be renamed to Company Administrator on Wednesday, 10th April 2013.

08-Apr-2013

IMDS Release 8.0 (IMDS NT) will go online at the beginning of May 2013. Please get informed about enhancements in the Release Notes 8.0.

04-Apr-2013

Anadolu Isuzu Otomotiv published IMDS documents for their suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

25-Mar-2013

IMDS New Technology - Newsletter Special available.
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15-Mar-2013

Volkswagen updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

13-Mar-2013

Mitsubishi Fuso updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

05-Mar-2013

For IMDS NT, the use of Internet Explorer 7 or higher is recommended.

Modern web applications such as IMDS NT will no longer permit use of Internet Explorer 6. These applications use new technologies which are not supported in an eleven year old browser. Additionally, security considerations are involved. For IMDS NT, Internet Explorer 7 or higher is necessary. Alternatively, you can use Mozilla Firefox which will be supported in its current version. Other browsers like Opera, Google Chrome and Safari will also work.

If you are still using Internet Explorer 6 we highly recommend you update to a newer browser, especially for security reasons.

04-Mar-2013

The IMDS Steering Committee MDS screen printing ink (cured) (ID 9448512) including all its versions was reactivated again. (This MDS was hidden at the end of September 2012.) 

Even with 100% jokers in this MDS the reactivation was accepted by the industry because no better solution could be found between the industry partners.

04-Mar-2013

An FAQ (category "Materials") was added for tape and film products in IMDS.

26-Feb-2013

There is more information available on how to declare tyres in IMDS. You can find more information under FAQ (category "Materials").

20-Feb-2013

Suzuki updated the IMDS User document. You can find the new version under in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

20-Feb-2013

User IDs Expire as IMDS Release 7.2 security enhancements are invoked during the one-year anniversary of the release. You can find more information on this in the FAQs > category "User Accounts (IDs)" question "Why am I getting notices that my User ID is expired or about to expire?". 

08-Feb-2013

General Motors updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

06-Feb-2013

The next CLEPA Materials Regulations Event (formerly called CLEPA IMDS Suppliers' Group meeting) will be held on 23rd April 2013 at the FILharmonie in Filderstadt, 5 minutes away from Stuttgart Airport.

This event is open to all actors of the automotive supply chain, being or not a CLEPA member. The latest status of the IMDS, ELV Directive, Conflict Minerals and REACH will presented as well as the on-going Industry works on these issues. The workshop will be the opportunity to raise any question to the representatives of OEMs and of CLEPA Expert Groups on on-going discussions. Also, the latest and next international activities of CLEPA together with the US suppliers in AIAG and the Japanese suppliers in JAPIA will be explained. Registration instructions, a draft agenda and practical information can be found on the CLEPA-website.

01-Feb-2013

IMDS New Technology (IMDS NT) web page launched. There, you find up-to-date information on IMDS NT, what it means, when it will be introduced and more.

29-Jan-2013

Mitsubishi Fuso updated its IMDS documentation for suppliers. You can find more information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

08-Jan-2013

Renault updated its supplier information in the Help category "OEM Specific Information".

07-Jan-2013

The following file contains a list of substances which were added to the Candidate List of SVHCs and are now marked SVHC in IMDS.