Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc.

October 18, 2006 10:45 ET

Atrion International Launches New REACH Information Portal: www.reachlegislation.com

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 18, 2006) - Atrion International today announced the launch of www.reachlegislation.com, an information web-portal covering REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) related topics, including in-depth industry viewpoints on this new European chemical framework for regulating the manufacture, import, marketing and use of chemicals.

"Manufacturers, importers and downstream users of chemicals dealing with the European market need to begin preparations, and become aware of the potential impact REACH legislation will have on their business," said John Phyper, Chief Strategic Officer at Atrion. "The new REACH web-portal is part of our ongoing commitment as a leader in regulatory compliance solutions to help our clients meet REACH requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner."

In addition to the launch of the REACH web-portal, Atrion enables its clients to become REACH ready with solutions that are integrated, automated and auditable to facilitate the generation and submission of compliant documents such as SDSs, Pre-Registration data, Chemical Safety Reports (CSRs), and Registration dossiers. Atrion also offers a full range of consulting services to assist companies in their REACH preparation, such as: Gap Analysis, REACH Project Planning, performing Risk Assessments and providing Authors for the generation of SDSs and CSRs. In addition, Atrion clients have access to a network of partners that offer other products and services supported by regulatory knowledge and expertise to enable REACH compliance.

About REACH

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals) is a new European regulatory framework for classifying and labeling chemicals. Adopted in 2003, the framework is expected to come into effect by mid-2007. Under REACH, companies will be obligated to register their chemical inventory in a centralized, public database before placing chemical-based products on the European market. Manufacturers, importers and downstream users will also be required to demonstrate that the manufacture, import, and use of a substance does not adversely affect human health and that any risks are adequately controlled. Information on chemical properties and safe uses of chemicals will then be communicated up and down the supply chain.

About Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, is the leading developer of a solution that combines regulatory expertise and industry-leading technology in a single enterprise-wide application to help create, manage and distribute a variety of hazard communication documents and reports. Atrion International is a global software company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with offices in the United States and Europe.

For more information: Call 1-888-8ATRION (NA) or 31.24.329.7420 (EU) today and visit http://www.reachlegislation.com and the Atrion website http://www.atrionintl.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