FINISHED PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS
Finished products, from adhesives to cosmetics, contain many industrial chemicals of individual interest to AICIS.
Each chemical, no matter how many products it is in, only gets introduced once.
Each introduction is categorised using the total annual chemical volume across all your products in which it appears.
There are two approaches. Chemintro correctly computes the introduction category using either approach:
- Exact approach
- enter each chemical to be introduced without annual volumes
- enter all products by name or SKU, each with its projected annual product volume
- for each product/chemical combination enter the chemical proportion
This exact approach allows individual product volumes to be changed each year to show changes to total volumes of all chemical ingredients involved.
- Estimated approach
- enter an estimated maximum annual chemical volume
For each chemical you need the following information (typically found in
- Chemical public name
- Physical state
- CAS number (or IUPAC/INCI name if no CAS number is assigned)
- Assigned SDS hazards
- Chemical characteristics (of interest to AICIS)
- Proportion of chemical in product or raw material
- Uses for products containing the chemical
- Maximum concentration at end use
- Maximum annual volumes
For a polymer, additionally ...
- Number average molecular weight (Mn)
- Weight average molecular weight (Mw)
- Percentage of molecules < 1000 g/mol (Mn)
- Percentage of molecules < 500 g/mol (Mn)
- Functional Groups in the polymer
- Cationic density
- Aqueous solubility
- Stability in the environment
Much of the polymer detail would be available with a Gel Permeation Chromatograph (GPC) report.
In addition to chemical properties, volumes and uses, AICIS may wish to see study reports supporting the chemical category you declare.
At the same time as calculating the category, Chemintro also identifies which studies may be requested.
For different AICIS assessments, Chemintro provides corresponding checklists, one for 'Required' documents and another for 'If available' documents. The built-in Notes and Useful links features together constitute a simple but effective document management system for each chemical.
Overseas suppliers sometimes guard their information closely instead of tabling it.
The law, however, requires AICIS to interrupt your supply chain if you don't provide requested information in the time they allow.
Contact us to discuss the multiple ways Chemintro can resolve this.