How do I manually add data to Allchemist privately or publicly?
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Regardless of the fact you want your materials in your private lab or publish them for everyone to use in public lab, the process of data adding is the same. The only difference is in the last step – Preview & Finalize, where you decide, if you want the added material data published privately or publicly.
To create a new product, click “Create” and choose the type of product you want to create.
For entering raw material choose create a new material option.
It only takes 7 steps to create a new product.
1. Basic Information
In Basic information tab you are asked to enter product name, its code, choose the holder and the contact email. Contact lists can be edited in company administration section.
You can also enter product description. The description will help formulators find your product and learn about it.
You must enter minimum required information to continue to the next step.
Synonym function is a great feature for cases where you have the same product (raw material or final product) under several commercial names or codes.
It allows you reformulating and editing (Material) Safety Data Sheets in bulk (a one-time action for all those products). This function also saves you additional costs as we do not charge additional (M)SDSs for the same product under several different names.
How to use the synonym function?
Using synonym function is easy. All you have to do is enter all the additional codes and names of certain product as shown below:
A proper product categorization makes it easy for formulators to find the right materials. If you do it right, formulators will be able to quickly find your products and consider using them in their projects
Pick the right category of the product.
When you’re done with the categorization, you can continue to the next step.
Select attributes for your product by choosing from parameters below.
3. Material composer
In material composer you specify the chemical composition of your product.
This is important because it enables formulators to find materials by CAS number. It also enables them to get immediate information on hazards for their formulations. If the product doesn’t contain hazardous ingredients, just check the box.
Adding substances is quick and easy. Click in the search box and enter CAS, EC or REACH number or substance name.
You can search substances by entering only a part of the number or a name. You can also find substances by hazard statements (without the letter H).
If you like, you can also modify the substance information by clicking on the edit icon. You can edit the basic information on the substance or its hazards. Here you can see updated hazards of the substance. You can add as many substances as you like (and as it suits your product).
For in depth information about Material composer see this video tutorials.
When you’re done editing chemical composition, you can proceed to the next step.
In this section we enter technical parameters of materials.
Here you can add general parameters, like physical form, viscosity, density, solids, as well as specific parameters related to specific types of materials.
On the right side, you can find the navigation that also serves as a summary. After you add parameters, the values appear in the navigation box.
Use navigation to quickly jump to the desired parameter.
In inputs, you can also use operators like lower than (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=).
When you’re done with parameters, you can proceed to the next step.
5. Health & Safety
In Health & Safety tab you are asked to check applicable additional properties and review hazard (H) statements. This information affects safety data sheets and labels.
In health and safety section you can review and set the hazard statements for your material.
Additional properties may affect labelling, but they mostly apply to end products so you can skip them.
The more important is the list of hazard (H) statements. This is where you can review calculated hazards and modify them if you like. Please note that hazards are calculated according to CLP regulation but may differ from actual classification.
The red hazards are the ones that are missing in the list below.
Now, you’re almost done. In the next step we’ll only attach some files and add some instructions.
6. Files & Recommendations
In this step you can attach additional files and enter further information about your product. Completing this category is highly recommended, as having as much information in one place as possible can help you a lot with your or your customers future work.
7. Preview & Finalize
In this last step, you can preview your material before saving or publishing.
The more you’ll be thorough when entering the product, the less friction you’ll have to deal with later, when using the materials while formulating and reformulating. This is especially important for publicly published materials – it enables your current and potential customers to find you easily and quickly.
If you need to change something or update any information in the future, you can do so anytime by clicking on the edit option beside the material.
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