Atrion International Inc.

Atrion International Inc.

August 20, 2007 08:30 ET

PPG Industries Inc. and Atrion Partner to Implement Global Product Stewardship System

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 20, 2007) - Atrion International-the leading provider of solutions enabling compliance of regulated and hazardous materials-today announced that PPG Industries has signed a multi-year contract for Atrion's Materials Compliance solution, which becomes a technology backbone of their Global Product Stewardship (GPS) system. The GPS system will consolidate and standardize environment, health and safety (EH&S) data about products as well as the procedures for generating Material Safety Data Sheets (M)SDS, hazard label content and other regulatory documents.

Dr. Reg Norton, PPG's Vice President, Environment, Health & Safety commented, "GPS will enable us to move from multiple, region-specific systems for generating (M)SDS, hazard label content and other regulatory documents to a single, efficient system serving all of PPG, which will improve EH&S support to PPG's growing global businesses. Atrion's offerings and services were a natural selection to deliver an efficient, dependable solution across our operations. Knowledge-based products, such as their compliance library loaded with up-to-date regulatory data, rules, languages and forms for use within GPS-will help to make this project a success."

Joe Cella, Vice President Sales, North America for Atrion International said, "partnering with an industry leader such as PPG demonstrates the value of Atrion's regulatory knowledge to global players in the paints and coatings industry looking to meet compliance challenges."

About PPG

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiberglass. The company employs more than 30,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2006 were $11 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit

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.

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Contact Information

  • Atrion International
    Lisa Gertsman
    Marketing Communications Manager
    514-337-2115 (FAX)
    Verrecchia Group Communications
    Marlene Kovac
    514-421-1940, ext.148
    514-685-6768 (FAX)