MSDS Language Requirements for Reach Purposes

TPMB4

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What are the requirements for MSDS across Europe wrt language of the document?

We supply a product that's basically a mixture of two materials, a fibre and a binder, that gets used in an automotive application. We supply to several locations across EU and elsewhere but have only ever supplied the MSDS when asked on the English language. Do we have to translate it to local languages?

We are a small company supplying to a bigger multinational to sites in several countries.
 
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I was looking at this the other day and interpreted it to be that the SDS had to be supplied in the language where the product was placed on the market; if it was moved into another member state there was no mention about translation

Article 31 paragraph 5 said:
The safety data sheet shall be supplied in an official language of the Member State(s) where the substance or ►M3 mixture ◄ is placed on the market, unless the Member State(s) concerned provide otherwise.
NB: REACH is not my area of expertise
 

Kimmy

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I believe if you are the ones who export it to other countries then you have to supply the SDS in the native language for those countries.

As far as REACH goes, on SDS' you have Section 15 which is Regulatory Information but it is not considered a mandatory section to complete. You do not have to address any regulations if you don't want to but your customers would appreciate it. We receive very few that address REACH or RoHS however, most do address US regulations.
 
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