Material IQ aims to level the playing field for material health data by:
Manufacturers who want to know more about the chemicals contained in their products resort to sending their suppliers a Restricted Substances List (RSL) to identify regulated chemicals or potential "chemicals of concern".
Modern-day supply chains are global and complex with multiple tiers of suppliers, making it very difficult for manufacturers, brand owners and component suppliers to obtain the information they need to adequately characterize their products.
Information requests typically begin with the brand owners and filter their way up through the supply chain. This approach is costly and inefficient because suppliers don’t always possess the chemical level information that brand owners are seeking. Only when information requests reach all upstream suppliers can products be characterized at the chemical level.
Material IQ is designed to facilitate more effective communication of chemical and material level data between all stakeholders in a product value chain.
As a centralized platform, upstream suppliers are able to share information in a standardized and meaningful way, while downstream manufacturers benefit from the convenience of accessing material data in one cost effective tool.
Upstream manufacturers of chemical, mixture, material and simple component products
Downstream producers of components, sub-assemblies, assemblies and finished products
Federal, state and corporate purchasing agents, engineers and designers
Standards and ecolabels & RSLs
GreenBlue is looking for manufacturers to participate in pilot projects to explore how Material IQ can help them design and manufacture more sustainable products.
Director Sustainable Materials