MSDgen® provides in-house EH&S, R&D and Product Stewardship professionals the tools needed to effectively manage the complexities of producing and maintaining globally compliant and reliable hazard communication documentation. Our goal is to work with customers to achieve the highest possible long-term value by providing MSDS authoring software and management tools that are easily adapted to work within their various business and technical environments.
The development of MSDgen was based on the principal that each organization has a unique set of requirements that have the potential to evolve rapidly. In order to be valuable for the long term, MSDS software must not only meet upfront requirements, but also have the ability to address ever-changing business and regulatory needs for the long term. MSDgen has the flexibility to address unique business requirements, the scalability to meet varying levels of regulatory needs, and the adaptability for integration into the IT environment of companies of any size.
Any variety of Hazard Communication documents may be generated by MSDgen to meet international regulatory compliance and business requirements. MSDgen provides full support of hazard communication, classification, and labeling directives to generate globally-compliant MSDSs and label documents as well as business/user definable documents, such as Technical Data Sheets, Product Data Sheets, Hazard Summaries, and Product Stewardship Summaries.
MSDgen is fueled by Ariel chemical regulatory data, which is also used by 70% of the world's top chemical manufacturers. The content is structured into fully normalized data structures to be used in MSDgen's automatic classifications and mixture-level estimations, as well as presented on the appropriate hazard communication documents. The data provides live substance links for physical and chemical properties, toxicology data such as LD50s, dangerous goods information as well as international regulatory and advisory data.
Alternative regulatory databases developed by ChemADVISOR (LOLI) and the Danish Toxicology Centre are also supported.
Automatic Calculations and Classification Systems
EU Classification Algorithms:
The built-in EU Classification Algorithms automate the classification and labeling assessments that are required by EU regulation.
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS):
MSDgen uses many algorithms to accommodate the requirements outlined in the GHS. This consists of the classification of substances and mixtures according to their health, environmental and physical hazards, and HazCom requirements for labeling and Safety Data Sheets.
TRANSPORTgen Transport Classification System:
TRANSPORTgen is a classification engine within MSDgen to determine and assign transport information to product and raw material mixtures.
Formulation management tools facilitate the management of the product formulations a number of ways:
Nested Ingredient Algorithm:
MSDgen's Nested Ingredient structure uses as recursive algorithm to traverse through a product's hierarchy and find the eventual base level ingredients. Based on the results of this “drill-down” process, ingredients are appropriately used in MSDgen's automatic calculations and classification systems and properly displayed on the MSDS documents based on the concentration limits required for the specific country/region.
Automatic Formula Acquisition:
MSDgen may be used as the point of entry for formulations or formulations may be automatically acquired via a direct interface to other ERP or R&D systems. MSDSs are updated and queued for review based on the acquisition of new and updated formulas.
Trade Secret Management:
MSDgen allows for the concealment of the ingredient name and CAS number so that the term “Trade Secret” is displayed on the MSDS. Different rules may be applied for the varying region/country/state specific MSDS formats.
Before-Reaction and After-Reaction Compositions:
Composition structures are available for the management of both Before-Reaction Composites (BRC) and After-Reaction Composites (ARC).
The history of all formulations is automatically tracked for every mixture (raw material or product) to review changes over time and determine the former state of a formulation at any point in time.
Alternate Trade Name Management
With MSDgen's Alternate Trade Name (ATN) features, MSDSs and other HazCom documents may be generated with any number of commercial names based on a single common material source. This many-to-one relationship enables the user to maintain a single data source, while generating any number of unique MSDSs from that same source of data with varying commercial names.
MSDgen also includes the ATN Composition option - enabling users to tie unique data to an Alternate Trade name MSDS, such as product codes, composition disclosures, and manufacturer address and logo. MSDgen's ATN management is ideal for business providing private labeling services.