Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc.

July 19, 2007 09:01 ET

Atrion Releases Intelligent Authoring® v.4.0 for REACH Compliance

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 19, 2007) - Atrion International announces the release of Intelligent Authoring® for REACH - an automated solution that updates Safety Data Sheets for REACH compliance and assists companies in identifying chemical substances that need to be registered or - alternatively - screens products that are exempt from REACH registration. Atrion is the leading developer of solutions combining regulatory expertise and industry-leading technology.

Atrion's latest product release-IA® version 4.0 is designed to ease the burden of REACH compliance with several major enhancements addressing REACH and GHS requirements:

- New Safety Data Sheet format

- REACH Screening

- REACH Annex Lists

- GHS classification as per the Purple Book

According to several customers who have beta-tested IA® version 4.0, "This new release offers flexibility to leverage investments in our existing centralized system so we can accurately document raw materials and products in preparation for REACH substance pre-registration requirements."

- Lars Borch Pedersen, Head of Group Material Compliance Solution, HEMPEL A/S - HSE Products

"IA® 4.0 will help DSM prepare for GHS and REACH with the addition of regulatory content such as the GHS Purple Book rules and changes in the SDS format. Some other useful enhancements and features have been added such as irritation and sensitization test results storage, supplementary languages PIDS and history component performance optimization."

- Drs. Anouk Carlier-Schwegler, Product Safety Advisor, DSM

"IA® 4.0 offers a number of other new functionalities, such as enhancements for trade secrets. Trade secret functionality can be activated or de-activated depending on our specific formulation needs - as well as by geographic region. Flexibility and ease-of-customization are other key benefits Huntsman has experienced while using the new release."

- Donna Newhouse, Hazard Communication Team Leader (Americas), Huntsman

Pricing and Availability

IA® version 4.0 is currently available directly from Atrion International. Pricing is based on terms of contract and modules purchased.

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. For more information, contact Atrion International at +1-888-8ATRION (NA) or +31.24.329.7420 (EU) today and visit Atrion's websites: and

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Contact Information

  • Atrion International Inc.
    Lisa Gertsman
    Marketing Communications Manager
    514-337-2114, ext. 226
    514-337-2115 (FAX)
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    Susan Verrecchia
    514-421-1940 Ext 147
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