AD-DSL - Aerospace and Defence Declarable Substances List
The AD-DSL is an extensive list of chemicals and substances that are of concern to the aerospace and defence industries. This list is administered by the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) and its use is voluntary. Substances on the AD-DSL have been separated into three groups:
- Substances that are prohibited by legislation.
- Substances that must be reported, if present.
- Substances that could be prohibited or become reportable in the future.
Harwin are aware of the AD-DSL, and have completed customer declarations on request. A number of common substances are listed on the AD-DSL, and are therefore present in Harwin products. To confirm if a specific product contains one or more of these substances, please check the product Material Composition Information (an FAQ on finding this information is available).
GADSL - Global Automotive Declarable Substances List
The GADSL is similar to the AD-DSL but targeted to the automotive industry, and is administered by the Global Automotive Stakeholder Group (GASG). It is designed to be an industry wide materials list, its use is voluntary, and it is updated annually in February. Entries in the GADSL are classified as Prohibited or Declarable. Substances are in the GADSL because of their inclusion in various items of worldwide legislation.
Harwin are aware of the GADSL, and have completed customer declarations on request. A number of common substances are listed on the GADSL, and are therefore present in Harwin products. To confirm if a specific product contains one or more of these substances, please check the product Material Composition Information (an FAQ on finding this information is available).
IMDS - International Material Data System
The IMDS online database is a global data repository that contains information on materials used by the automotive industry. Introduced in June 2000, the IMDS was originally a collaboration of Audi, BMW, Daimler, EDS (now part of HP, the system administrator), Ford, Opel, Porsche, VW and Volvo. Since inception the list of participating vehicle manufacturers and suppliers has grown greatly.
Several leading auto manufacturers use the IMDS to maintain data for various reporting requirements, including but not limited to GADSL. Harwin are registered on the site and can declare and propose a product if required. If you wish to request an entry of a Harwin product, please email the Legislation Team on [email protected] with the part number(s) and your Company ID.