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Professionals across several industries—10 to be exact—rely on Prospector® to find information on more than 262,000 products from around the world.

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Prospector® is the leading materials and ingredients search engine for product development specialists around the world. Our software enables users to find and source materials easier and faster than ever before. From plastics and additives to personal care and cosmetics, to coatings, adhesives and food—hundreds of industry professionals rely on Prospector to find the product information they need.

Prospector also 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, OEM-approved approved automotive plastics, biopolymers, UL Yellow Card property searches and more.

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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 log in 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 product formulators and engineers 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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