SiVance Selects Atrion's Compliance Guardian for Microsoft Dynamics AX to Ensure Adherence to Global Regulations

Atrion Meets SiVance's Requirements for ERP Integration and Global Regulatory Content

MONTREAL, CANADA, April 26, 2010 - Atrion International today announced that SiVance, a leading producer of silicon-based intermediates, has selected its Compliance Guardian for Microsoft Dynamics AX solution - see today's related announcement "Atrion Introduces Product Compliance for Microsoft Dynamics AX at Convergence 2010 in Atlanta, GA" - as the platform to drive their regulatory programs for products and raw materials. Atrion's Compliance Guardian for Microsoft Dynamics AX is an out-of-the-box solution that provides product and raw material compliance assessment, document authoring and management, automated labeling, substance volume tracking and extensive reporting capabilities.

"To ensure adherence to the constantly changing compliance requirements we sought a powerful environment, health and safety (EH&S) solution with tight ERP integration," said Paul Sweeney, Director of Technology at SiVance. "Our objectives for international growth required a strategic approach in selecting the right compliance partner. Atrion's solutions will allow us to comply with global regulations and support our objectives for expansion into new markets. In addition, Atrion's strategic partnership with Microsoft will allow us to leverage our investment in Dynamics and benefit from lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)."

Compliance Guardian is Powered by ACE(TM) to enable Microsoft Dynamics AX users to fully leverage Atrion's Product Compliance Solution and Managed Regulatory Content into their business processes so that they can comply with emerging global regulatory requirements at all stages of the product life cycle. The suite of products helps process and discrete manufacturers and distributors to manage risks to brand equity and disruption of operations associated with the lack of accurate contextual product compliance information. It ensures product compliance throughout the global supply chain in a constantly-changing regulatory environment.

"SiVance is a great example of how Mid-Market companies with strategic objectives for international growth no longer need to see compliance as a barrier to entry," said Joe Cella, Vice President Marketing and Partner Programs at Atrion. "Our highly automated solutions will enable SiVance to accelerate their innovation cycles, reduce risk, and allow them to level the compliance playing field with larger organizations."

Catalyst legislations such as REACH, GHS and RoHS, as well as customer demand are making environmental responsibility an increasingly important factor in everything from materials procurement to distribution. Noncompliance creates substantial financial and safety risks that impact the entire supply chain, including the inability to import and export, sell globally and meet customer demand. Product compliance is essential to profitable growth.

About SiVance

Founded in 1953 by University of Florida research professors with expertise in organic chemical compounds, SiVance specializes in the use of silicone-based chemistry to produce high value added, specialty products. SiVance's ability to develop complex products from lab to plant scale enables it to meet the exacting specifications of customers in the personal care, pharmaceutical, electronics and construction markets. SiVance is a standalone company owned by GenNx 360 Capital Partners.

About Atrion International

Atrion International Inc., founded in 1989, delivers the most reliable, product compliance solutions for both process and discrete manufacturers. By integrating the largest set of managed regulatory content into a prepackaged automated solution and connecting to key ERP systems, Atrion's Product Compliance Solution ensures that products will reach customers with minimal risks to brand image and shareholder value. Atrion International is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada with offices in the United States and Europe.

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