Visitors to PlasticsNews.com now can access the world's largest database of plastic material data sheets through the new PN Resin Selector.
The interactive database contains technical information on more than 39,000 materials from 390 suppliers worldwide. It is owned by IDES Inc. of Laramie, Wyo., and includes extensive supplier contact information.
PN Resin Selector can be accessed by a link on the navigation bar of PlasticsNews.com or directly through www.plasticsnews .com/pnresinselector. Users may search for resins by generic family name, manufacturer, product name or grade, and can compare various attributes for as many as 10 resins side-by-side on the screen.
Free information includes product descriptions, status, availability, test standards, additives, fillers and reinforcements, recycled content, product features, uses, forms, appearance and processing methods. For more-detailed technical information, users may purchase a one-year license for the IDES Prospector Express product for $49.95 or Prospector Pro for $495 directly from IDES. For more information on these products, go to www.ides.com/pc/pn_prospector.html.
IDES has collected such data for more than 16 years and updates its database twice monthly, based on information provided by the resin manufacturers. The database contains values based on ASTM, ISO and CAMPUS test methods.