Electronic Data Exchange Format (EDAS) for Exchange of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Due to the increase in worldwide Safety Data Sheet (hereinafter SDS) requirements, it is envisaged that there will be an increase in cost and effort along the supply chain due to up and downstream communication and company internal hazardous material management.

To minimise the administrative costs and maintain competitiveness, it is essential to switch to a paperless SDS communication between manufacturers, importers and downstream users. The Automotive Associations ACEA, JAMA, KAMA & CLEPA have adopted the position that the Electronic Data Exchange System (hereinafter EDAS, www.edas.org) is the recommended long-term alternative for communication of SDSs along the supply chain, replacing the existing paper-based system.

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