In 2005, the International Material Data System (IMDS) published the Global Automotive Declarable Substance List (GADSL) for all chemical industry suppliers. This list details all the requirements regarding 3,126 reportable substances, including those which are prohibited and restricted. Each supplier downstream, from Tier 1 until the final supplier, enters the compositional data into the IMDS based on GADSL. All non-listed substance formulations must be 90% disclosed.

Impact: High

Producers are required to give compositional data of the products they supply. Safety Data Sheets under REACH will also compel producers to divulge their formulations. For ‘article’ manufacturers such as those in the adhesive tape industry, everyone must be conscious of the added composition of their products.


Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel will turn your numbers around, 6 September 2017 – Henkel’s  guiding topic for this year’s drinktec is “Smart labelling, smart savings – Henkel adhesives will turn your numbers around”, highlighting the impact of its technologies has on brands and production processes.  Read

22 September 2017

BASF is lifting force majeure

With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites.  Read

22 September 2017