Risks associated with restricted substance regulations include: legal liability, non-compliance costs, re-design, product recalls, and inability to service products due to material obsolescence. Minimizing these risks is difficult. Companies must keep up with shifting global regulations and gather data from suppliers and throughout their organizations. They must often navigate complex combinations of materials, processes, and specifications, or report on legacy products described by Bills of Materials that are in diverse formats, dispersed, and disconnected from data or tools that could facilitate analysis.
The GRANTA MI:Restricted Substances software will helps users navigate the process. It helps eliminate materials and processes risk, helps users design for compliance and analyze products, as well as report on compliance risk for existing products. New developments include extended reference data to fill gaps in in-house information, enhanced tools to manage proprietary knowledge, and fast apps to answer business-critical questions such as “which of my specifications contain at-risk substances?”
Materials and related processes and specifications are the source of most restricted substance issues. So a strength of MI:Restricted Substances is that it is built on GRANTA MI, an industry-leading system for materials information management. In-house information managed in GRANTA MI is then linked to a regularly updated database of 8,000+ substances and 100+ international regulations that restrict their use. Software tools enable users to apply the resulting knowledge base to analyze risk not only for specifications, materials, and processes, but for designs and products.
- Updated data on regulations including the IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans and the EU RoHS2, China RoHS2, CoRAP, and CLP Regulation lists
- Tools supporting the complex process of merging data updates with in-house information
- Features to account for multiple surface treatments when reporting on product compliance
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