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Marking A Chemical Proprietary in a Supplier Survey
Marking A Chemical Proprietary in a Supplier Survey

Want to mark a chemical proprietary in a survey? Use our proprietary feature to conceal the chemical but share the hazard data.

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Written by Evelyn Ritter
Updated over a week ago

We know that sometimes sharing a specific CAS number might be out of the question due to the confidential nature of the chemical. However, your customer still wants to know whether the chemicals you use comply with certain regulations and their hazard requirements. To meet those opposing needs, we created the ability for suppliers to mark chemicals proprietary in surveys but have the hazard and regulatory data to still flow to the customer. 

This article details marking the chemicals proprietary in the various supplier survey views and, at the end, shows how it will look when the data flows back to your customer. 

Marking Proprietary in the Basic Survey Response Page

Once you have accepted the supplier survey and signed in, you will be taken to the survey to begin responding. Once you make it to the Ingredient Disclosure Data page you will be prompted to add material content data. 

One option to input Material data is to manually add rows with levels of hierarchy.

Below is an example of a Bill of Materials with hierarchy:

In this form, you have the opportunity to search within our database and add a chemical registry number. This is where you can indicate proprietary substances.

Marking Proprietary when Importing Data from an Existing Spreadsheet 

Another way to answer the supplier request is to upload existing data from a spreadsheet. Here is an example of what a simple product spreadsheet might look like. Note the "Proprietary?" column (If you do not see a Proprietary column, feel free to add it as a new column).

This is what the data would look like once uploaded into 3E Exchange. You can see the eyeball in the proprietary column is crossed out, indicating its proprietary nature. If you forget to indicate this as proprietary during your upload, you can always change this manually by clicking directly on the eye icon. 

How Data will appear to the Customer or Requester

Once your survey is submitted, your proprietary data will still be hidden from your customer who requested the data. They will be able to see the regulatory flags and other hazard data. Nothing they can do will allow them to see the proprietary chemical.

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