IDES Prospector, the plastics and resins search facility, has recently undergone an overhaul. The company claims this has resulted in improved search speeds of up to 90% faster than the previous version.
The flagship Prospector program gives companies the choice of searching through an array of technical plastic material datasheets. A spokesperson for IDES claims that search time has been reduced from a previous average of 2 seconds, down to 50 milliseconds.
The basic version of Prospector is available to all plastics-related companies worldwide for free. Subscribers can gain additional features such as searching for alternative resins, locating plastics approved for automotive applications, and property search; helping plastics design professionals quickly and easily locate plastics meeting their application’s demanding requirements from an available list of more than 400 material properties.
IDES specialise in plastic materials information management. The Plastics Web features a vertical search engine which the company says holds data from 700 global resin manufacturers.
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