Plastics Technology magazine announced a materials selection database, Plaspec Global, that links up PT's North American database with the Campus database from M-Base Engineering + Software GmbH in Aachen, Germany.
Plaspec Global is available in basic and complete versions.
The basic version is free, and allows users to search and retrieve single-point and multiple-point data for materials by supplier name, resin type/grade, melt flow properties, flex modulus, flammability and process type, and also browse technical literature.
The complete version offers advanced features, so users can search on all properties, perform direct comparisons of materials on both single- and multiple-point data, product analytical tables and charts, search case studies on applications such as packaging, medical, automotive and electronics.
The introductory price for a full-year subscription costs $99.
Plastics Technology demonstrated Plaspec Global at Plastics Encounter.
Plaspec began in 1984, when the magazine launched it as a telephone dial-up subscription service. In 1997, Plaspec moved to the Internet. Plastics Technology took the database in-house in 2000, putting it on its Web site.
Tricia Karsay, PT's director of marketing, was named product manager for Plaspec Global. PT is published by Gardner Publications Inc. of Cincinnati.