Atrion Releases Intelligent Authoring 4.1
January 18, 2009
MONTREAL, Canada - Atrion International has announced the availability of Intelligent Authoring (IA) release 4.1, part of the Atrion product compliance solution. The new version features significant new updates to its managed regulatory content, to facilitate localized regulatory compliance for formula-based companies. Additions include localized GHS support for Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand, as well as significant regulation updates specific to the Paint and Coatings and Flavors and Fragrances industries.
Atrion’s IA application is a cost-effective, scalable solution that requires minimal additional resources or investment in sophisticated systems. The application facilitates product compliance by automating the creation of globally compliant and multilingual Material Safety Data Sheets MSDS/SDS, labels, hazard summary sheets, documents related to transportation and inventory reports.
GHS support has been added for Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand, in addition to the existing support for Japan and Korea. New forms, sentences and logic were added that enable users to create compliant safety data sheets and labels for these countries. Atrion will continue to track the GHS schedule and will add support as additional countries announce their plans for GHS adoption.
Other enhancements in IA 4.1 include updates addressing VOC regulations for Australia, Canada, the United States (CARB, EPA and OTC) and Hong Kong. Users can now determine the VOC content of a paint or consumer product in accordance with the different calculation methods specified in these countries. In addition, exempt lists (substances that are not VOC) will be supplied through Atrion’s data products, providing a greater degree of automation. Finally, existing support for EU, UK and Switzerland VOC regulations have been revised, improved and integrated with new content addressing this complex requirement.