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Prospector®

For over 20 years, product developers have used Prospector® to find the materials they need to bring their ideas to market. Prospector has technical data for more than 260,000 products in 10 industries.

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Prospector® is the leading materials and ingredients search engine for product development specialists around the world. Our database enables users to find and source materials easier and faster than ever before. For more than two decades, Prospector has been the trusted source for product information for thousands of industry professionals. 

Start your product development process with Prospector to find the materials you need from tens of thousands of global suppliers. Prospector is the tool you need to find the ingredients for your next project. It can then provide a connection to additional UL expertise for the next steps, like regulatory considerations or UL Yellow Card compliance.  

Prospector offers advanced tools for industry specializations, including regulatory and natural product certification information for personal care products and cosmetics. Additionally, plastics engineers can find resources to identify alternative resins, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) approved automotive plastics, biopolymers, UL Yellow Card property searches and more.

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UL Prospector® helps product developers speed innovation.

To help you meet market demands, Prospector includes information on products from the following industries:

  • Adhesives and sealants
  • Food, beverage and nutrition
  • Graphic arts and inks
  • Household, industrial and institutional cleaners
  • Lubricant and metalworking fluids
  • Metals
  • Paint and coatings
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Plastics
  • Plastics additives

Create a free account or login today and start searching for materials by keyword, manufacturer or product name. Prospector users can view technical documentation, request samples and contact suppliers directly from any internet-connected device.

Prospector's Knowledge Center offers industry education and trend information to stay current in the ever-changing world of product development. Visit to read articles, review white papers, watch webinars on industry topics and more.

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