CAMPUS Plastics

What is it? CAMPUS (Computer Aided Material Preselection by Uniform Standards) is a widely-respected source of property data on plastic resins.
What is in it? Mechanical, rheological, thermal, electrical, processing and other properties for around 7,000 plastic resin grades from 20 raw material producers. All data is measured according to strict standards: ISO 10350 for Single-Point data and ISO 11403-1,-2 for Multi-Point.
What is it used for? Comparing and selecting plastics grades from major producers.
Where does it come from? Manufacturers data compiled via the CAMPUS project through CFWG mbH.
How can I access it? Via the GRANTA MI materials information system (including MI:Materials Gateway integration with CAD or CAE) and within the CES Polymer Selector software.

See also: CAMPUS and M-Base Plastics data module, which adds further data on commodity plastics and applications.


CAMPUS (Computer Aided Material Preselection by Uniform Standards) is a widely-respected source of property data on plastic resins. It is is recommended for plastics engineers and designers, who require comparable property data on the engineering plastics grades of major producers such as Bayer, BASF, Dow, DuPont, and Ticona. A key feature of CAMPUS is that all data is measured according to the same strict ISO standards (ISO 10350 for Single-Point data and ISO 11403-1,-2 for Multi-Point data) ensuring a high standard of data comparability across these different manufacturers' datasets.

Granta Design is licensed to distribute the CAMPUS data—we format this data for our GRANTA MI and CES Selector software and deliver regular updates within these systems.

The advantages of accessing CAMPUS via Granta software include:

  • Fast, simple tools to search and apply the data (shared, web-based access via GRANTA MI; local PC-based access through CES Selector)
  • Apply the systematic tools of CES Selector to select or substitute plastics grades
  • Access the CAMPUS data with other leading plastics reference sources in one place

Plotting CAMPUS data within CES Selector

Plotting CAMPUS® data within the CES Selector software.

What data is included?

CAMPUS datasheets are sourced from manufacturers' datasheets, so the exact data provided for each grade will vary. However, a typical CAMPUS datasheet includes the following types of information. Among this data are thousands of examples curve data (for example, for creep, stress/strain, rheological properties, and temperature dependence)—the Granta software plots these curves and enables users to extract data points, interpolate, and use this data in design.

General information Names, classes, delivery forms, processing, notes on applications
Rheological information Melt volume-flow rate, molding shrinkage...
Mechanical properties Tensile, yield, shear stress, viscosity...
Thermal properties Melting, glass transition, softening, thermal expansion...
Electrical properties Permittivity, dissipation, resistivity...
Processing Applicable processes and key thermal/physical data...
Chemical resistance To acids, bases, alcohols...
Producers Who produces the grade

Accessing CAMPUS data

GRANTA MI—CAMPUS is available as a data module within the GRANTA MI materials information management system, providing quick and easy web browser-based access to the data. WIthin this environment, it can be integrated into a single database that also includes the ChemRes and Prospector Plastics (previously "IDES Plastics") data.

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software—by hosting the data within your GRANTA MI system, you can make it easily accessible within your CAD or CAE software. You can export the data for use within applications such as Abaqus, ANSYS, CATIA, Creo Elements/Pro, or Pro/ENGINEER. Through GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway, you can access MaterialUniverse data directly within applications including Abaqus/CAE, Pro/ENGINEER, and Creo Elements/Pro.

CES Polymer Selector—browse, search, and plot data using the CES Selector decision-support tools. CAMPUS data is integrated with other plastics data, and ideal for helping to focus in on specific plastics grades during materials selection.

Support for education

This data can also be accessed via CES EduPack for educational purposes. More