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UL Prospector
Laramie, WY 82070
We provide information management services for plastic materials.
Interests: plastic, resin and polymers!
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In December 2013, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) added the phthalate DINP to California's Proposition 65 list as "known to the State to cause cancer" despite the weight of scientific evidence indicating that DINP should not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Prospector
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Think plastics can’t meet the performance requirements of your pump or do you need to replace an under-performing material to reduce maintenance costs and extend product life? Learn about the capabilities of today’s high performing engineered thermoplastic compounds for pumps... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Prospector
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The Product Mindset Presented through a partnership between IDES and Innovadex. This important webinar explored and provided a better understanding of the way people think and feel about the products they make or consume and the role this plays in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Prospector
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2013 Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season. The UL IDES Team ___________________________________________ 2012 2011 (25th Anniversary) 2010 2009 2008 2007 Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Prospector
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Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11am EST (New York) This session provides a comprehensive overview of the DuPont Performance Polymers product offering, the key attributes, including sterilization performance of these materials, along with several case studies to highlight how these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Prospector
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 11am EST (New York ) During this one-hour webinar, Senior Product Development Engineer, Karl Hoppe will explained the performance advantages these products can provide and which allows them to be used in applications where thermoplastics... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2013 at Prospector
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Join us on Google+ We are now posting relevant materials industry announcements through our Google+ account, so it's a great page to follow! Stay up to date on new articles, webinar videos and slides, and more. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Prospector
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While metal replacement is a frequent topic of discussion, it is not as simple as it looks. Plastics cannot go head-to-head with metals on properties like strength, stiffness, heat resistance, and thermal conductivity. And the properties of metals are much... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Prospector
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Please join us in the 3rd webinar presented by the Doctor of Scientific Molding, John Bozzelli. If you are experiencing degradation, time consuming color changes or high levels of scrap, let John share with you his expertise on how to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Prospector
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 2pm EDT (New York) Phthalates provide unique benefits for flexible, durable and resistant products. During this presentation, Raymond David, PhD, Manager of Toxicology for Industrial Chemicals in BASF Corporation, on behalf of the High Phthalates... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Prospector
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10am EDT (New York) DuPont will present innovative material technology specifically designed for consumer electronic applications. From Renewably Sourced resins without compromising mechanical strength to high scratch resistant grades with excellent chemical resistance, DuPont has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Prospector
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 2pm EST (New York) Ron Coifman, a Senior Editor at ICIS, presents a view of trends in the PET markets. Join the webinar to benefit from insight into the dynamics of the markets and the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2013 at Prospector
Updated each week, you can find a list of plastic materials on the IDES.com website. Additional detailed property and processing information for each plastic material can be found within the Prospector Materials Database. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at All About Plastics
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Looking for high performance materials that can sustain stability under high temperatures? A good place to start is with Engineering Plastics. These plastic materials incorporate properties that make the excellent material choices for numberous applications that demand strength and various... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Prospector
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At UL.com, you'll find a section of the website dedicated to the Thermoplastics Testing Center, including a virtual video tour that includes topics like: - Material Testing - Laboratory Overview - Service Specifications - Downloads and Resources You'll also find... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Prospector
Product manufacturers to benefit from searching and comparing metals and plastics NORTHBROOK, Ill. / Laramie, Wy. - July 31, 2013 - UL IDES, a division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and provider of technical materials information, announced today that metals datasheets... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Prospector
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During the 2nd quarter of 2013, UL IDES added 7,455 technical material datasheets to the Prospector Materials Database, including more than 6,000 metals datasheets. View the full report. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2013 at Prospector
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July 1, 1013 will be the 1-year anniversary of UL IDES. Together with UL - Underwriters Laboratories, we've been able to accomplish great things including wrapping UL certification information into the UL IDES Prospector Materials Database. Lots more greatly improved... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at Prospector
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Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Prospector
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Since UL Yellow Cards are trusted by product makers and specifiers for qualification, resin manufacturers and distributors are now able to include officially verified UL testing certifications for the products, in addition to the plastic material data sheets provided on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Prospector
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While last year we celebrated our 25th Anniversary, this year we celebrated becoming UL IDES. With the change, UL Yellow Cards are now available with data sheets in the Prospector Plastics Database and our Data Management Services for Manufacturers, Distributors... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at Prospector
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The UL Yellow Card Plugin is the simplest way to give your customers and team members direct access to search and display your UL-rated plastics. Integrated seamlessly with your site, the UL Yellow Card Plugin is automatically kept current, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at All About Plastics
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Yesterday Knovel sponsored a webinar on composite materials, providing an overview and case studies on projects that switched to composites. The webinar was presented by Jeff Sloan of CompositesWorld, DeWayne Howell of Peak Composites, and Jason Gies of Firehole Composites. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2012 at All About Plastics
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The Prospector Materials Database has grown to more than 86,000 plastic material data sheets, and 6,000 metals datasheets from 900 manufacturers from all over the globe. The materials database also includes 46,000 UL yellow cards, and design and processing information. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2012 at Prospector
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Knovel released today a new Unit Converter. The engineering unit converter provides: More than 1000 engineering units and the ability to create custom units Input value powered by a math calculator able to do multiple operations and math functions A... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at All About Plastics