Examples of hard copy databases for plastic material selections are listed in Chapter 5 and the Bibliography sections.


In addition to what has been included in this book here are additional examples of different websites that provide important services:

Reinforced plastics Elsevier/RP provides information and answers to questions concerning reinforced plastics data, latest research, buyer's guide, etc.

IBM patents website The IBM Intellectual

Property Network (IPN) has evolved into a premier Website for searching, viewing, and analyzing patent documents. The IPN provides you with free access to a wide variety of data collections and patent informadon.

Federal web locator The Federal Web Locator is a service provided by the Center for Informadon Law and Policy and is intended to be the one stop shopping point for federal government informadon on the World Wide Web. This site is hosted by the Informadon Center at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

MAACK Business Services A Maack & Scheidl Partnership CH-8804 Au/near Z├╝rich, Switzerland tel:+41-1-781 3040, Fax:+41-1-781 1569, Plastics technology and marketing business service, which organizes global conferences, and edits a range of reports and studies, which focus on important worldwide aspects of polymer research, development, production, and end uses. Provides updates on plastic costs, pricing, forecast, supply/demand, and analysis. Identified early in the cycle are trends in production, products and market segments.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Inc., is a National MSDS Repository, providing FREE access to over 1,000,000 Material Safety Data Sheets; the largest centralized reference source available on the Internet. is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive single source of information related to the document known as a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). MSDS SEARCH serves as the conduit between users of MSDSs and any reliable supplier. provides access to 350K MSDSs from over 1600 manufacturers, 700K MSDSs from public access databases, links to MSDS software, services, training and product providers, links to Government MSDS information, an MSDS discussion forum where you can ask questions, and supplies MSDSs directly from manufacturers via search engine.

The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety CCOHS, 250 Main Street East, Hamilton ON L8N 1H6 Canada, tel: 1-800263-8466 (toll free in Canada only)/l-905-572-4400, Fax: 1-905572-4500, Promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.

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