|What is it?||An immense resource of plastics datasheets from leading manufacturers.|
|What is in it?||88,000 datasheets from 870 suppliers|
|What is it used for?||Comparing and selecting plastics grades.|
|Where does it come from?||The IDES organization.|
|How can I access it?||Via the GRANTA MI materials information system - IDES is available within a plastics reference database that also includes the ChemRes and CAMPUS data. Within the CES Polymer Selector software - also integrated with other plastics data and ideal for materials selection.|
The IDES Plastics data module is by far the largest collection of ASTM datasheets and is regularly updated.
It contains around 88,000 datasheets from 870 suppliers; 68,000 datasheets listing ASTM standard properties and 39,000 datasheets listing ISO properties (correct as of September 2012).
Granta software provides a very efficient way to search, browse, and use this data—on its own or in combination with other leading plastics reference sources. For example, you can use IDES data to:
- Optimize materials choice—the unique Ashby materials selection methods available in the CES Selector software can now be applied to the IDES data module.
- Rationalize your materials usage: promote cost-reduction, procure from preferred suppliers, and ensure use of approved materials. It is now a simple matter to create a materials information system to suit corporate needs based on Granta's software and a tailored database of which IDES datasheets are one part.
What data is included?
IDES datasheets are sourced from manufacturers' datasheets, so the exact data provided for each grade will vary. However, a typical datasheet includes data on mechanical, impact, thermal, electrical, and flammability properties, as well as information on uses, test standards, and classification.
Support for education
This data can also be accessed via CES EduPack for educational purposes. More »