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, select the "My Library" tab, then click the "Materials" section and select "New Material" at the top of the page. 

Next, attach the SDS document and enter the name for your new material. We suggest using the Toxnot Standard Auto-calculations. You can learn more about our auto-calculation modes here

Next, Toxnot will read what it can from the file and fill out the information about that material from the SDS. For my example, pictured below is the information it pulled from the SDS sheet. You can change/adjust chemical information on this page, or you can wait until the next step. Once you're satisfied, you can select "Save & View" (don't worry, you can still make changes on the next page) to be directed to the BOM.

In this BOM view, you can view the material BOM created from the data provided in the SDS. 

You can then add this 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 strictly 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, select the "Data" drop down and click "Edit Summary Data".

Then, scroll to the bottom of the General Page. There you can upload the SDS. 

If you're interested in sending a supplier survey with the information you've just added to Toxnot, visit the following article. 

Need help or have a question?

Please reach out to if you have any additional questions or comments about using the SDS upload. You can also reach out for help using the chat function in the bottom right hand side of the screen!

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