Now more and more freight forwarders and customers are requesting MSDS report , TDS report and COA report, among which MSDS report is familiar to everyone, but what is TDS report? What is a COA report? What is the difference between MSDS, SDS, COA, and TDS? These four are chemical safety technical reports belonging to products, but the direction and content of each are different.
1. What are MSDS , TDS and COA reports
TDS is the abbreviation of Technical Data Sheet, sometimes called PDS (Product Data Sheet), that is, technical data sheet or technical data sheet. Product parameters, implemented national standards, corporate or industry standards, product chemical safety analysis data, product features (advantages), use conditions and methods, operating requirements, general applications, precautions, product pictures, etc.
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) is the chemical safety data sheet, which can also be translated into chemical safety data sheet or chemical safety data sheet. It is used by chemical manufacturers and importers to clarify the physical and chemical properties of chemicals (such as pH value, flash point, flammability, reactivity, etc.) and the health of users (such as carcinogenicity, teratogenicity, etc.), environmental hazards, and It is a comprehensive document of information on safe use, emergency rescue and disposal of leakage, laws and regulations, etc. It is an important report to transmit chemical hazard information. a comprehensive document.
The full name of SDS is Safety Data Sheet. In fact, it is exactly the same as that of MSDS in the supply chain. There are only some subtle differences in content. Both domestic and European countries use MSDS, but the United States, Canada, Japan and other countries use SDS. The functions of the two technical documents are basically the same.
The full name of COA is Certificate of Analysis, which is a certificate of component analysis, which is generally an analysis report on the performance of various components. COA is the quality inspection before the product is sold, the statistics of the qualified number of the company's products, and the written proof that the product quality meets the standard. It is obtained through the quality inspection of products and equipment, and is the norm to ensure the product quality system.
2. Does Amazon need to provide MSDS report?
Cosmetics generally require a COA report of raw materials to prove the safety of raw materials. COA is also a reference document for testing whether the quality of raw materials is qualified. Currently, the European Union's EC(EU)/2009 regulations require cosmetic companies to provide COA reports for each raw material. , to ensure the safety of raw materials and as the basis for the safety of finished cosmetics.
At present, not only freight forwarding and shipments need to provide MSDS reports, TDS reports, and COA reports, but many foreign trade platforms need to provide such reports. For example, Amazon in Europe needs to provide MSDS reports, and Amazon in the United States and Japan need SDS reports and COA reports.