Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are often the first line of communication for companies that share what chemicals are in their products. Because of that, we made sure Toxnot can both store those forms and extract the included data into the material information. 

When you import your MSDS or SDS, Toxnot will read it and fill in any available BOM information from the MSDS automatically. Read below on how to use this feature. 

Import a new material from an SDS

If you are importing this material information for the first time, go ahead and import the data straight from the MSDS when you make your material. First, enter the Materials section and select New Material. 

Next, attach the SDS document and enter the name for your new material. Also, almost all SDS files use percentages to display data, so I would suggest setting that as your auto-calculation mode, as below. 

Next, Toxnot will read what it can from the file and fill out the information about that material from it. For my example, here's what it determined from the file:

In this view, you can edit the information that Toxnot extracted, including the supplier name and the chemical composition and their percentages. 

Finally, you can view the material BOM created from that data. 

You can then add that material to other products or survey your supplier about the additional content. 

Add material data from an SDS to an existing material

Now, let's say you have an existing material that you would like to upload an MSDS to replace any data in the material. 

First, view that material's BOM from your Materials library by clicking on the material name. 

Once you are in the material BOM, first confirm that you are alright to replace all the data in this BOM. Importing SDS data will replace all existing content data in the material. Read below to simply store the SDS without replacing the content information. Select the Data dropdown and use the import function, which will take you through the same SDS import workflow as above.  

If you want to simply store the SDS with the material information, go to the Summary Data under the Data dropdown and scroll to the bottom of the General Page. There you can upload the SDS.

Please reach out to if you have any additional question or comments about using the SDS upload. 

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