Do you manufacture automobiles in China? If so, you can leverage APA’s global compliance expertise to comply with CAMDS regulations.

APA can help you with the following:

Create and validate material data sheets (MDS)

Follow up on your supply chain

Provide support for regulatory requirements and RRR (recycling rate) compliance

Audit your bill of materials (BOM) and provide regulatory consultation

Get your IMDS compliance processes audited by APA today!

The End-of-Life Vehicles (ELV) Directive is a European Union directive that was issued in 2000 to address the environmental impact of automotive waste. The International Material Data System (IMDS) is an internet-based database that was developed to meet the requirements of the ELV Directive. IMDS collects, maintains, analyzes, and archives information about the materials used in the manufacturing of automobiles. This information is used to track the environmental impact of automobiles throughout their life cycle.

BOM validation is the process of verifying that the bill of materials (BOM) for an automobile is accurate. The BOM is a list of all the parts that are used to build an automobile. BOM validation can be done manually or using a software tool. The time it takes to validate a BOM depends on the size and complexity of the automobile.

CAS numbers are unique identifiers for chemical substances. If a substance does not have a CAS number, it can be categorized using the IMDS Global Automotive Data Specification List (GADSL). The GADSL contains a list of all the substances that are commonly used in the automotive industry.

Yes, there is a simple way to do supplier follow-up using the IMDS. The IMDS has an email option that can be used to send messages to suppliers about unreported or rejected parts.

Yes, you can access the IMDS software if you have an access license. APA can provide you with an access license if you need one.

If a CAS number is not provided, you can still check for declaration in IMDS using the substances name, EINECS No and EU index. However, for accurate results, it is preferable to have the CAS number.