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GoodBye Chain Group Expands Its Award-Winning Substance and Material Management Solution for REACH Compliance


Colorado Springs, CO – September 6, 2007: Support for REACH compliance is now available with the industry’s most affordable and comprehensive Material and Substance Data management software, the award-winning MDW-ES from The GoodBye Chain Group.

The European Union’s Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) Directive came into force on June 1, 2007. Replacing more than 40 previous regulations, it entails a highly complex set of requirements that are geared specifically for “Downstream User” product manufacturers and component suppliers, as well as for substance manufacturers and importers.

MDW-ES allows companies of all sizes to: 1) immediately build their own internal REACH-ready substance libraries; 2) identify those substances that are operationally critical to both their products and manufacturing processes; 3) highlight and find substitutes for any of the likely 1500 substances that will eventually be restricted or banned under REACH; 4) store in one central location MSDS forms, testing reports, and other REACH-related documents; and 5) track volumes, substance applications, and the many other substance-related data points needed for REACH compliance.

Furthermore, as with RoHS compliance, MDW-ES enables companies to easily import, cleanse, analyze, roll-up, and report on substance and material data for parts per million based compliance triggers that could dramatically affect a company’s ability to sell products into the EU.

“For the last four years, MDW-ES has been the leading software solution for companies needing to comply with all the global RoHS Directives and all their customer-driven toxicity requirements”, said Harvey Stone, Managing Director of GCG. “Now, they can also utilize MDW-ES to proactively minimize the various supply chain/business disruptions that are expected to occur because of REACH. They can be sure they are protected during REACH’s pre-registration and registration phases. And they can reduce their costs and time-to-compliance, while avoiding yet another major fire-drill.”

MDW-ES has been developed over the last 4 years to meet the user-driven requirements of GCG customers. MDW-ES meshes seamlessly with GCG’s extensive Product Environmental Compliance consulting services and GCG’s “Compliance Alliance” of industry-leading firms that offer lab testing, XRF screening, and other complementary services. As such, it provides the industry’s only one-stop solution for REACH, RoHS, and other product-related toxicity compliance.

For further information, contact:
Pandre’ Nichols
+1 719 404 1831

About The Goodbye Chain Group
Initially, GCG focused on assisting companies to turn their waste streams (“goodbye chain”) into revenue streams. Today, it is the only company with 5 years experience/100% specialization in RoHS, WEEE and other Product Environmental Compliance Directives and a fully integrated software-and-consulting solution grounded in customer engagements. GCG has worked with many customers in the high-tech, medical, industrial, consumer, and other industry sub-sectors. It received SMT Magazine’s Vision Award for “Software”; conducted RoHS trainings in China and Australia, as well as North America; organized 8 RoHS workshops for the Surface Mount Technology Association; and co-authored a major report for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. GCG also served on the IPC 1752 Working Committee for RoHS and continues to serve in regard to extending IPC 1752 for REACH applicability.


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