Prospector logoProspector Plastics and UL Yellow Cards

What is it? Comprehensive data for plastic grades and plastics additives, as well as UL Yellow Card and UL colorant data.
What is in it? ~90,000 plastics datasheets; nearly 15,000 additive, filler and masterbatch products ; UL Yellow Cards; and UL Colorants data.
What is it used for? Plastics selection, particularly for safety-critical applications, such as electronics
Where does it come from? The Prospector® Database from UL.
How can I access it? GRANTA MI enables you to install this alongside other plastics reference data on your network for fast access, integrated with in-house materials data.

UL logoDescription

Prospector Plastics and UL Yellow Cards provides comprehensive data for plastic grades and plastics additives, as well as UL Yellow Card and UL colorant data. The Plastics data provides datasheets for more than 90,000 plastic materials from leading materials suppliers, including searchable properties for global standards from organizations including ASTM, ISO, IEC and DIN, and application information. The Additives data contains key properties for additive, filler and masterbatch products, that can be compounded with plastic materials to enhance performance or safety, reduce weight and cost, or improve processing processes.

UL Yellow Cards for Plastics list multiple safety and performance related properties for polymeric materials tested by UL to appropriate standards. The test data shows that a material is appropriate for specific applications and helps ensure that the manufacturer is using a tested and certified material for safety. UL Colorants data specifies how colorants and additives can be used with plastic materials to achieve a certain flame rating.

Prospector Plastics and UL Yellow Cards

The Prospector Plastics and UL Yellow Cards data module

What data is included?

This first release of the Prospector Plastics and UL Yellow Cards Data Module includes:

  • The latest version of the Prospector Plastics data module, including enhancements to the database homepage, new curve data for more than 1,500 materials, enhanced “agency rating” attribute, and material properties tested to ASTM and ISO standards
  • Prospector plastics – more than 90,000 plastics datasheets from leading materials suppliers`
  • Prospector plastics additives data – key properties for nearly 15,000 additive, filler and masterbatch products
  • UL Yellow Cards for plastics – more than 46,000 datasheets listing multiple safety and performance criteria, tested by UL to appropriate standards
  • UL Colorants data – specifying how colorants and additivees can be used with plastic materials to achieve a certain flame rating

How can this data module help you?

  • Access the latest Prospector Plastics data
  • Identify appropriate additives to improve material performance
  • Find materials with a UL Yellow Card achieving a desired safety rating
  • Identify material and color combinations that achieve a desired flammability rating.