Weilrod (Germany), 15.09.2020 – The new SCIP
database takes the reporting within the EU to a new level. Companies
from all sectors whose products contain substances of very high concern
(SVHC) in concentrations of more than 0.1 percent by weight are
affected. The data has to be transmitted to the SCIP database created by
the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in the form of a so-called
dossier. The basis for this is the Waste Framework Directive and the aim
is to support waste management companies in identifying SVHC containing
waste and to improve recycling. The new database is also intended to
promote the substitution of substances of very high concern in products.
"Companies are facing an enormous time challenge. They have to submit
their data to ECHA by January 2021, but the database will not be
available until October", explains Markus Engel, Project Manager
Material Compliance at imds professional. Although a prototype has been
already available since February. But the data entered there is for
training purposes only and will not be considered in the full version.
"We recommend that affected companies make themselves now familiar
with the database and its requirements", Markus Engel continues. This
way they would know in time what data is required, could collect it and
would know how to prepare and transmit it. "The automotive industry has
the advantage that a lot of data is already available in IMDS and can
probably be transferred with an interface," explains the project
manager. ECHA announced that the data must be transmited in the IUCLID
format. IUCLID is a software application for the collection, storage,
maintenance and exchange of data on inherent and hazardous properties of
chemical substances. It is already used to prepare registration
dossiers for chemicals in accordance with the REACH Regulation.
But who is affected? "Actually all companies that produce products in
the EU, bring them to the market or import them into the EU", says Dr.
Nataliia Fokina, SCIP expert at imds professional. Examples for affected
substances and products: Lead in copper or aluminium alloys (e.g.
fasteners, housings, cable lines), plasticizers (phthalates) such as
DEHP (e.g. plastic injection moulded parts, interior and exterior
linings, gaskets), flame retardants such as DecaBDE (e.g. car seat
covers, printed circuit boards, insulating materials, housings of
electrical and electronic equipment), binding or release agents as well
as stabilizers (e.g. in plastics, paper, paints, inks, coatings,
cleaning and polishing agents). The obligation to notify in the
electrical and electronics industry poses a particular challenge because
printed circuit boards - "products" according to the REACH regulation -
typically contain several hundred assembly items with a large number of
electronic components, most of which weigh between two milligrams and
five grams each.
imds professional supports companies in fulfilling the new reporting obligations with consulting and services
With the new online trainings of imds professional the responsible
persons in the companies can familiarize themselves with the topic as
well as the SCIP database. The training "SCIP Database and Reporting
Duties" (No.6180 provides the basic information about the background,
objectives and requirements.
The training course "SCIP Database in Practice" (No. 6181) continues
with the information on the best next steps, registration, data format
and data transmission to the database. The participants learn how to
perform all the steps using the SCIP prototype. Further information on
the SCIP database, services and training courses can be found at www.imds-professional.com
imds professional is a full service company in the field of the
International Material Data System (IMDS), the China Automotive Material
Data System (CAMDS) as well as for the data management solution
Compliance Data Exchange (CDX). imds professional offers worldwide
comprehensive service and consulting on IMDS, CAMDS, REACH, conflict
minerals, biocides and RoHS as well as a wide range of seminars on these
topics. The seminars are offered as public trainings as well as
in-house trainings. The company is authorized by DXC Technology to offer
IMDS and CDX trainings. The customer base is mainly international car
manufacturers and their suppliers. Further information is available at www.imds-professional.com.
With the compliance professional business unit, we are expanding
our services to include consulting, service and training on material
compliance for the manufacturing industry in general and the Compliance
Data Exchange (CDX) data management solution. With this solution,
companies can meet all requirements for material reporting. Our trainers
train manufacturers and suppliers throughout Europe. We advise
companies on how to establish more efficient data collection processes.
We support companies worldwide in meeting legal and customer-specific
requirements. Further information is available at www.compliance-professional.eu.