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Frequently Asked Questions


Read here frequently asked questions regarding CDX content and usage in several categories.

You can download a PDF document with all questions and answers in our Tutorials page to store it on your computer.
 

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Material Reporting

Which legal regulations are covered in CDX?

Is there a Management of Change functionality and who triggers this process? How often are substances updated and where do they come from?

Who is responsible for updating compliance declarations?

Is Full Material Declaration (FMD) required?

 

  Which legal regulations are covered in CDX?

CDX enables participating companies to comply with the most well-known global legal requirements and definitions such as REACH (Annex XIV and XVII, REACH SVHC, REACH O5A), China RoHS, RoHS (with full support of exceptions), California Proposition 65, Batteries, Packaging, ELV / GADSL, HKC and Conflict Minerals.


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  Is there a Management of Change functionality and who triggers this process? How often are substances updated and where do they come from?

The REACH Candidate List is updated twice a year by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency). Once ECHA publishes the REACH Candidate List, CDX updates this list immediately. Beyond this, our Chemical Service takes care of the regulation updates and substances. The user can also request the addition of a basic substance with the ¿Basic Substance Request¿ function in the system. Users will be informed about all kind of changes in CDX via newsletters, our website, and on our login webpage.


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  Who is responsible for updating compliance declarations?

The owner of the MDS is responsible for updates. He will be automatically notified by CDX if a confidential (Joker) substance becomes declarable.

 

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  Is Full Material Declaration (FMD) required?

The requirement for Full Material Declaration (FMD) will be defined by requestor.

CDX supports the following Declaration Scopes:

  • One Level Declaration: This is the minimum for a partial declaration. With this declaration, an MDS can be sent to customers, which does not contain any ingredient information (tree is empty/only one node). In such an empty MDS, the necessary information should be provided as an attachment, e.g. a compliance declaration.
     
  • Partial Declaration: This is a substance declaration typically focusing on specific lists of declarable substances, e.g. REACH SVHC, GADSL or company specific lists.
     
  • Full Material Declaration (FMD): The complete ingredients information is provided, including all weights and percentage information. The weight of all parts sum up to the weight of the product. The percent values add up to 100 %. MDSs can be marked as a full declaration (100 % declaration checkbox) and the check routine will report errors if weights or percent values are missing. To some extent jokers and wildcards may be allowed to balance full disclosure with the protection of intellectual property.

As long as an MDS is editable, the ingredients tree can be filled with nodes or references and the MDS will become a partial declaration and can also be extended up to a full declaration.

For a new MDS, the default is partial declaration. Depending on the declaration type and the recipient company, different checks will be executed.


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