IMDS Steering committee published their IMDS newsletter on 30th April-21 and explained the changes on IMDS 13.0

The following changes happened in the IMDS 13.0

  1. 1. Deactivation of IMDS019 Semi-Component Material Data Sheets
  2. 2. Deactivation of Material Classifications with IMDS Release 13.0
  3. 3. IMDS REC001 Requirements for EE parts
  4. 4. SCIP reporting for different classifications

Deactivation of IMDS019

In IMDS 13.0, MDS users cannot found IMDS019 Semi-Component MDSs (SMDSs) and while taking a copy new version or copy new datasheet, from the old MDS which contains IMDS019 published ID’s, it will show the error message in the IMDS portal. The deactivation of the IMDS019 will mainly affect the electronic industry, they have to prepare the MDS for their components with exact material data.

Deactivation of Material Classification

The below-listed classifications are deactivated in IMDS

• 1.2 Cast Iron

• 5.4 Duromers

• 5.5.1 Plastics in Polymeric Compounds

• 8.1 Electronics

• 8.2 Electrics

When creating the new material data in the IMDS portal, the user cannot use the above classifications in the IMDS Version 13.0. As per the current version of the IMDS, the material MDSs with the above-mentioned Material Classifications in Edit Mode will generate an Error message.

IMDS REC001 Requirements for EE Parts

After the deactivation of REC019, the material data should not be rejected for the following rules/Guidelines: (Applicable only for materials weighing below 5grams)

Rules Description
Rule 4.4.2.C If the material is described in a public standard, or if the nomenclature for materials of a certain type is described in a public standard (example: ISO 1043- 1 and 2 for plastics, ISO 1629 for elastomers, or ISO 18064 for thermoplastic elastomers), then the material name according to this public standard must be entered,
Rule 4.4.2.D If no name is available which is described in a public standard, then the name must be descriptive.
Rule 4.4.2.I This rule is optional for materials weighing below 5grams

SCIP Reporting Based on the Material Classification IMDS 13.0

SCIP submission is required when the SVHC present in the final product with the above 0.1% in the immediate article level and the SCIP submission is not required when the SVHC is contained under the 9.X material classification. Few SVHC substances used in the Ceramic or Glass will not be present in the final material. These substances are known as UVCB substances (Unknown or Variable composition, Complex reaction products, or Biological materials) and they cannot be described accurately by a CAS number. In that case, SCIP is not required.

Find the below SCIP notification status for the listed substances when it comes to the mentioned material classification:

Substance CAS Number I Is an SVHC in Material Category 7.2 Is an SVHC in Material Category 8.x
Diboron trioxide 1303-86-2 SCIP Not required SCIP Not required
Lead-monoxide 1317-36-8 SCIP Not required SCIP Not required
Lead titanium zirconium oxide 12626-81-2 SCIP Not required SCIP Not required
Lead(II,IV)-oxide 1314-41-6 SCIP Not required SCIP Not required
Lead-titaniumtrioxide 12060-00-3 SCIP Not required SCIP Not required
Lead 7439-92-1 SCIP Not required SCIP Required (If lead used under the application code 10a-d – Not Required)

Changes in IMDS 13.0 based on the breakdown of the substance

IMDS steering committee and supplier representatives agreed that the sum of basic Duromer should contain ≥ 5 % when it is used under the 5 polymer and 6 process polymer classification.

In Addition, some other changes in IMDS 13.0

1. Recyclate information must be entered by the material creator when the user created the material under the 5.X classification.

2. Some SCIP fields are introduced in the IMDS 13.0

• The user could find the SCIP field to enter the SCIP number and Submission number on components. That should be in the correct format otherwise it will show the warning.

• SCIP material category is mandatory for new materials

• Article category is mandatory for new components

• A checkbox will be available to provide the safe use instructions in case the SVHC Safe Use Instructions Required"

3. The minimum portion of *poly* substances changed to 5% and the maximum portion of *poly* substances changed to 95% in the 5.X and 6.X classification.

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