Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc.

June 04, 2007 08:00 ET

Flint Group Signs Multi-Year Agreement with Atrion for the Materials Compliance Suite

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 4, 2007) - Atrion International-the leading provider of solutions enabling compliance of regulated and hazardous materials-today announced the signing of a multi-year contract with Flint Group for the implementation of its materials compliance solution enabling Flint Group to safely and cost-effectively manage its global hazard communication process. Flint Group is a global developer, producer and marketer of conventional and UV printing inks and other pressroom consumables. Flint Group is a key addition to Atrion's existing client base in the Inks & Pigments and Paints & Coatings industry verticals, which includes major players like Sun Chemical, INX International, Akzo Nobel, PPG, Jotun, Hempel and others.

With Atrion's solution, Flint will meet the requirements of the prevailing national regulations and significantly reduce costs of global compliance. Creation of (M)SDS for raw materials and products, labels, transport documentation, as well as the internal and external distribution of documents will be greatly simplified. Atrion's Materials Compliance Suite offers software applications, up-to-date regulatory content, access to regulatory portals and includes post-sales implementation and service support.

Joe Cella, Vice President Sales, Atrion International, commented, "With the onset of legislation such as REACH and GHS, companies like Flint will be required to register hazardous chemical products. Atrion can help by offering automated, integrated and auditable solutions to facilitate the generation of compliant documents."

About Flint Group

Flint Group is dedicated to serving the global printing, converting, and colorants industries. Flint Group companies develop, produce and market a wide range of conventional and UV printing inks on a global basis, with regional operations that provide local service throughout Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and India/Pacific. Other companies in the group include Flint Group Printing Plates, specializing in photopolymer printing plates, and XSYS Print Solutions, specializing in narrow web inks. Flint Group Pigments produces a range of pigment products and additives for use in inks and other colorant applications. Headquartered in Luxembourg, Flint Group operates more than 140 facilities worldwide, and employs nearly 7,000 people. Revenues in 2006 were (Euro 2.19 billion ($US 2.73 billion) positioning the company as the number one or number two supplier in every major region it serves.

About Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, is the leading developer of solutions combining regulatory expertise and industry-leading technology to help create, manage and distribute a variety of hazard communication documents and reports in over 40 languages. Atrion provides an innovative approach for manufacturing organizations with Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) departments tasked with managing hazardous and regulated materials. Atrion International is a global software company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific (Australia).

For more information: Call +1.888.8ATRION (NA) or +31.24.329.7420 (EU) today and visit Atrion's websites: http://www.atrionintl.com/ and http://www.reachlegislation.com.

Atrion is a registered trademark of Atrion International Inc. All other company and product names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Atrion International Inc.
    Lisa Gertsman
    Marketing Communications Manager
    514-337-2114 ext.226
    514-337-2115 (FAX)
    lgertsman@atrionintl.com
    or
    Agency Contact:
    Verrecchia Group Communications
    Marlene Kovac
    514-421-1940, ext. 148
    514-685-6768 (FAX)
    marlene@vergroup.com