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What is IMDS?

The IMDS is the automotive industry material data system. It is a joint development of Audi, BMW, DaimlerChrysler, Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and the Swedish firm Volvo. Further manufacturers have joined in this effort and talks are being held with others regarding their participation in IMDS

In the IMDS, all materials used for car manufacture are archived and maintained. Only in this way is it possible to meet the obligations placed on car manufacturers, and thus on their suppliers, by national and international standards, laws and regulations.

All material information in IMDS is based on a list of basic substances.  This substance list allows the IMDS user to set up a management system for dangerous substances for his products to query the current status.

Title: What is IMDS?
Description: What IMDS is
Published: 10/10/2005
Last Edited: 9/19/2013
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