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Extended Producer Responsibility Compliance Solutions

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BREXIT – No deal impact on the UK automotive sector

Please see here for the first installment of a two piece article BREXIT and the impact of a no deal on the UK automotive sector. This is put together for EPR Consultings US base partner Tetra Tech. The second installment is here.


16th July 2019 REACH Candidate List – impact on IMDS

On the 16th July ECHA published the latest update to the REACH Candidate List. Four substances were added, although two of these are substance groups which brings the total number of substances listed on the Candidate List or supporting documents to 13. Of these only three are in the IMDS Basic Substance List, and will […]


Next IMDS Advanced Course 1st October 2019

The Advanced course, available to employees of automotive manufacturing companies with some experience of IMDS, explains how IMDS can be used to support your companies compliance with REACH, Conflict Minerals, Critical Materials and the Biocidal Products Regulation.  Using practical exercises carried out on the IMDS Training server we explain how the Chemistry Manager can be […]


Next IMDS Basic Course – 30th September 2019

The IMDS Basic one-day training course provides employees of automotive manufacturing companies a clear understanding of both the purpose of the International Material Data System (IMDS), and practical hands-on use of the system using the IMDS training server. The next IMDS Basic course will take place on the 30th September 2019 in Northampton.  Full details […]


15th January REACH Candidate List Update in IMDS

Six new substances were added to the REACH Candidate List of REACH on the 15th January 2019.  These equate to eight individual substances as deterated forms of Fuoranthene and Pyrene are included in the Candidate List entries.  All substances are present in the Basic Substance List of IMDS, except the deuterated forms.  The substances that […]


No Deal Brexit – SMMT Supplier Awareness Letter

The SMMT Hazardous Materials Working Group has published a standard letter for use both internally and with your supply chain to raise awareness of the impact a no deal Brexit will have on the automotive industry.  The letter provides practical steps companies need to take to understand their exposure in order to minimise business risk […]


REACH Candidate List Updated – 7 new entries

On the 15th January, ECHA announced the latest update to the REACH Candidate List.  7 new substances are added bringing the total up to 181 on the list.  All of these are present in the Basic Substance List of IMDS with the exception of the listed isomers which are normally excluded from inclusion in the […]


Toxic Substances Control Act Implemented in CDX

US Toxic Substances Control Act implemented in CDX The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provides powers to the US Environmental Protection Agency EPA to regulate new and existing substances placed on the market in the US.  The TSCA inventory of existing substances, provided under Section 8 of the Act, currently contains around 85,000 chemicals.  The […]


Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts – SVHC group implemented in CDX

Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) was added to the REACH Candidate List on the 7th July 2017.  This represents a group of substances, and ECHA provides a non exhustive list of example substances that belong to this group.  None of those substance are present in the IMDS Basic Substance List, however all have been […]


REACH Authorisation List Update Implemented in IMDS

12 substances were added to the REACH Authorisation List on the 19th June, extending the total number of entries on the REACH Authorisation List to 43.  Accordingly the Basic Substances List has been updated to reflect this change.  All new entries are present in the Basic Substance List with the exception of Entry 39 (N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate).  […]


Our experience

Over fifteen years working with the automotive industry to respond to ELV, IMDS, and REACH.


We provide IMDS Training, IMDS Outsourcing, and Consulting support.


Our partners include DXC Technology, Tetra Tech in the US, and CERC in P.R. China.