April 26, 2005 12:00 ET

IDES Plastics Database Grows to 57,548 Globally Available Resin Data Sheets

LARAMIE, WY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 26, 2005 -- IDES, the market leader in plastics data display and search engine technologies, today posted a report that included 6,106 new materials available in their database. IDES customers and visitors now can access 57,548 plastic material data sheets from 488 global resin manufacturers from one convenient location.

Two products that access resin information hosted by IDES called Prospector Pro and Prospector X5 also include Supplier Listings that link to additional resin information including; MSDS, UL Yellow Cards, Processing Charts and Documents, Chemical Resistance Charts, Cost Estimators, Snap Fit Design Calculators, Flow Length Calculators, a People Finder and Product Photo Galleries. Prospector Pro incorporates advanced search features beneficial to design engineers including; Property Search, Automotive Specifications Search, Multi-Point Search, and an Alternative Resin Finder to help plastics buyers find lower-cost offsets. Prospector X5 is a complimentary service for buyers and specifiers of resin to quickly reference comprehensive data sheets that include extensive processing information. Both tools include an integrated Sourcing system to help resin buyers efficiently obtain material pricing and availability from plastics distributors.

All resin content and data is supplied to IDES directly from resin manufactures and IDES employs a team of engineering curators that update the database every two weeks. Comprehensive updates to entire manufacturer product lines during the first quarter of 2005 included; AES Santoprene (Advanced Elastomer Systems), Eastman Chemical Company, GE Advanced Materials, GE Advanced Materials Asia Pacific, GE Advanced Materials Europe, RTP Company and Voridian, a division of the Eastman Chemical Company.

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IDES's innovative plastics search engine technology connects 9,200 companies around the world with plastic materials data. Founded in 1986, IDES is the industry standard for finding plastics and data sheets. IDES's flagship search engine, Prospector, contains nearly 60,000 materials from over 480 global resin suppliers. IDES also develops custom plastics search engines for resin suppliers, distributors and OEMs. IDES is headquartered in Laramie, Wyoming and has a sales office in Oyonnax, France. For more information, visit

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