Materials Development

CES Selector is used by materials producers to support product development and in technical marketing.

  • Analyze the materials market to find gaps that could be filled by new materials solutions, or new applications for current materials
  • Communicate the advantages of your materials for specific applications with clear, compelling materials property charts
  • Save time and money by exploring potential new materials solutions before costly development and testing

How does CES Selector help?

Plotting materials property space
Analyze materials space—CES Selector provides the data and tools you need to plot and explore all of materials property space, helping you to identify opportunities for your materials.
Comparison tables help you to quickly compare materials options and highlight problems
Add your own materials data, enabling fast comparison of materials ideas with current engineering materials. Explore concepts before costly development and testing.
MaterialUniverse data
Data for the full range of materials— study metals, plastics, composites, and more. Ensure you are comparing your materials with all possible alternatives.
Data listing 
Materials property chart
Gain confidence and present results with a structured, systematic method, and highly visual property charts to help understanding and communication of material choices.

Comparing a new composite material with the performance of other composites, plastics, and metals Case studies and projects

The Part Cost Estimator was developed in a collaborative project including Solvay, Hutchinson, and Constellium.


Dr Alan Wood, Principal Scientist at Victrex Polymer Solutions, speaking at a CES Selector webinar, said CES Selector "allows us to develop these concepts and gives us really good tools for actually going out and selling materials.”

More CES Selector case studies 

See also: How CES Selector helps with lightweighting for hybrid materials