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Part Compliance

Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and legislation. Manufacturers have their own specific standards they follow to avoid the possible risk of product recalls. Yet recalls still happen, and even a minor malfunction to a vehicle part can cause a recall and decrease customer satisfaction, not to mention how damaging a major recall can be to brand image.

Part compliancy services and documentation

  • Reduce your time to market by choosing approved materials from the start—when working closely with our team of experts they will help you ensure compliancy with the regulatory standards you need to meet.
  • Increase the ease of business by choosing approved materials from the start via our testing and compliance-related documentation and services.

Getting a part ready for commercialization includes ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and legislation. Manufacturers are knowledgeable in organizing material approvals and expect the suppliers they work with to be knowledgeable about the regulations and legislation—to know what approvals are needed for the country and region, and to be compliant.

Many manufacturers have their own specific standards (deviations of general standards)—they research material solutions to find the ones that meet their specific applications’ standards to make certain they avoid the possible risk of product recalls.

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Even a minor malfunction to a vehicle part that causes a recall can decrease customer satisfaction, not to mention how damaging a major recall can be to brand image. You may remember hearing of such recalls in the news: issues with gearboxes that led to the loss of power while driving, airbag sensors going berserk, faulty power window switches and door latches, engines catching on fire, and so on. You can see why such recalls would hurt a brand image. 

At DSM, we provide testing and compliance-related documentation and services, including material safety data sheets, grade specific states, UL listings, regulatory affair statements (such as ROHS and REACH), and life cycle analyses—all helping you decrease the risk of potential recalls, along with time to market and ease of business.

Our DSM Engineering Materials team also offers their expertise in the following areas:

  • Standards and regulations, for example, with respect to hazardous substances or food contact notifications
  • Safety in electrical and electronics, for example UL yellow cards
  • Life cycle assessment as we reach for a safer, bio-based, circular economy that has a substantially lower or neutral ecological footprint for the material and its applications over its entire life cycle.

At DSM we work closely with our customers to help them ensure compliance with the regulatory standards they need to meet. You can also access data sheets on PlasticsFinder.com, saving you time.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you ensure the compliance of your latest part.

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