Health, Safety and
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Component Information Form

The Component Information Form (CIF) is a standardised template that additive component or mixture suppliers can use to provide important information that may not normally form part of the SDS structure.

The information covered by the CIF is essential to enable formulators to develop detailed product composition data that complies with national product registration schemes, customs requirements and substance registration regulations such as REACH.

Capturing this information in a consistent and standardised format helps to ensure that finished lubricants supplied to customers have the correct classification and labelling and that all the HSE data needed to support the product in the market is available.

An updated version, V6.3, of the Component Information Form has been uploaded to the website and can be downloaded from the link to the right.

The new updated version omits the requirement to give the VOC content for US downstream users. The US legislation is very different from the EU and Swiss regulations and is, in any case, very low for lubricants.

ATIEL and ATC encourage all their members and other stakeholders to use the form to improve the consistency of information in the industry.

The SDS and CIF guidance is designed to ensure that everything needed for regulatory reporting requirements is passed from supplier to customer while also helping reduce the overall compliance workload for all industry stakeholders.