The search for the perfect plastic

If you’re looking for a plastic for a specific application then its worth paying a visit to Prospector Web, an internet based database maintained thanks to IDES’ dialogue with materials suppliers all over the world. Prospector, a fee-based site, can be accessed via the IDES website at along with a resource called FreeMDS which offers free access to data sheets for over 35,000 plastic materials.

Prospector contains detailed physical and processing characteristics for thousands of plastic materials as well as the information needed to pursue the purchase of a material.