SOURCE: 3E Company

October 04, 2005 13:13 ET

3E Company Announces Availability of Latest Japanese Chemical Regulatory Information via Ariel™ Reference and Data Integration Products

Agreement With The Chemical Daily Provides Ariel Customers With Comprehensive Access to Current Japanese Regulations

CARLSBAD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 4, 2005 -- 3E Company®, the leading provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) compliance and information management services, announced it has expanded its relationship with The Chemical Daily Co. Ltd., publisher of the daily Japanese industry trade publication, The Chemical Daily. The Chemical Daily Co. Ltd. will provide English-language Japanese chemical regulatory information for use in 3E's Ariel™ line of reference and data integration products, effective October 1. Ariel products provide corporate EH&S staff with critical information for decision support related to product safety and regulatory compliance. This collection of data can be accessed via an online subscription to Ariel WebInsight™, or can be integrated into a customer's corporate EH&S management system. Ariel reference and data integration products provide extensive coverage of regulated chemicals throughout the world at multiple levels of jurisdiction. As a result of this agreement, the Ariel Asia-Pacific content module will be significantly strengthened with The Chemical Daily's latest, frequently updated content.

"Corporate EH&S professionals who use Japanese regulatory data contend with frequently changing information. The Chemical Daily provides superior data by providing more frequent updates along with supplemental support in the interpretation of the regulations and great potential for expanded coverage for areas such as air and water pollution, waste management and trade control," said Robert S. Christie, president and CEO of 3E Company. "Current content is critical to our customers' success. The agreement with The Chemical Daily is a direct result of our continuous effort to provide our customers with the most comprehensive, up-to-date data available bar none."

About Ariel Regulatory Content

Ariel content contains approximately 625 complete regulatory lists covering nearly 4,000 data elements spanning more than 60 countries around the world. Ariel content also provides in-depth chemical hazard data for over 320,000 different regulated CAS numbers and more than 200,000 chemical links covering 4,500 regulated groups and over 37,000 CAS numbers. Content is available through a variety of modules, enabling subscriptions to all, or portions of, Ariel content. And, all Ariel data is supported and enhanced by Ariel Generics, which is information that helps identify regulatory requirements for chemicals that are not specifically named in the regulations, but are nonetheless regulated as members of over 4,500 classes of chemical substances, such as cadmium compounds.

Comprehensive, centralized global regulatory information is needed by manufacturers to ensure overall product and facility compliance. Access to this information provides decision support for a number of business issues that have to be considered when manufacturing and distributing products, such as:

--  Ensuring products can be sold in the intended markets
--  Making sure Material Safety Data Sheets are compliant within the
    markets in which the products are sold
--  Making sure product labels are acceptable in the destination market
--  Identifying regulatory authorities who require notification when
About 3E Company

3E Company is the first company to provide a comprehensive suite of services for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) related chemical and hazardous materials information and compliance management that addresses the entire chemical lifecycle. This suite of services includes regulatory research; MSDS authoring, distribution and management; transportation; emergency response; training; regulatory reporting; and hazardous waste management. 3E has the industry leading combination of a 24-7-365 hazmat mission control call center, with an online platform for hazmat compliance information management, all built on a foundation of the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information. Its international, multi-lingual professional staff is composed of regulatory specialists, experienced product stewards, industrial hygienists, attorneys, chemists and chemical engineers, MSDS experts and EH&S systems consultants.

3E's services offer a cost effective program for global regulatory compliance management by alleviating the pain, managing risk, increasing the efficiency and enhancing staff productivity and enabling EH&S professionals to focus on more strategic functions. Today more than 7,000 customers have partnered with 3E including Costco Wholesale Corporation, America West, Eastman Chemical, Temple-Inland, L.L. Bean, Menasha and PacifiCorp. 3E was founded in 1988 and is the recipient of the 2002, 2003 and 2005 Commitment to Worker Safety Awards in Online and MSDS Services from Compliance Magazine, which also recognized 3E Online-MSDS in 2005 with an Award of Excellence for its Best of the Web Awards. The privately held company is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA with additional operations in Bethesda, Md., Kingsport, Tenn., and Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information on 3E Company, visit, send e-mail to or call 800-360-3220.

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