LARAMIE, Wyo. – August 14, 2007 – IDES Inc. ( www.ides.com), home of The Plastics Web® and the fastest growing search destination for the plastics industry, announced today that their Prospector search engine for plastic material datasheets now includes 1,900 technical datasheets for plastics approved for medical applications. 126,000 plastics professionals rely on Prospector to find the detailed property and processing information for plastics from 600 global resin manufacturers.
"Prospector’s Property Search is particularly helpful for designers in the medical field because it includes several searchable properties including USP Class VI, Biocompatibility and Radiation Resistance," said Mike Kmetz, President of IDES. "With the tool, research time is cut down to minutes rather than weeks or months."
IDES publishes fresh technical content from resin manufacturers weekly. A growing number of manufacturers in Asia and Europe have submitted their product information to be available to Prospector users, contributing to a recent growth in the number of material datasheets. The company receives information through printed and electronic formats, and a handful of resin manufacturers use a web-based data management system to enter and import property and processing information that defines each of their unique grades.
For more information, visit