(8 June 2015) Elsevier today introduced its Chemical Resistance Database: Plastics and Elastomers. Available via Knovel, the database is the industry’s largest compilation of normalized data detailing the degradation of plastics and elastomers exposed to a variety of environments and elements. Characterizing the effect of thousands of reagents, the environment and other exposure media, the new database enables organizations to make well-informed decisions quickly-selecting the best plastics and elastomers for a wide range of new product and process design and manufacturing settings across specialty chemical, engineering, design and construction and other industries.
The normalized data is discoverable via Knovel’s engineering search capabilities, and users also have the ability to search for materials and substances properties data. The database includes information about both commercially available and “retired” plastics carefully curated from various sources, including commercial catalogs, journal articles, technical reports and materials information datasheets.
There is more in the press release.