Extensive Content from Relevant Source Materials

Polymer Library includes references from relevant journals together with conference papers, specifications and standards, books, reports, press releases, company literature, data sheets and directories. It also includes patent records from 1994 - 2001.

Source material is predominantly English and German, but does include items in a variety of languages where possible (all titles and abstracts are given in English or German). Coverage is international, with materials sourced from more than 30 different countries, including North America, Australia, Europe, Japan and China.

Features Include

  • Content from technical and industry-based sources
  • Key news, commercial and market information
  • Global coverage with journals in a variety of languages
  • Records produced using a custom thesaurus built with input from a team of specialist abstractors
  • Extensive keywording — more than 40 terms per item indicating important points on the topic plus key features of the article

Broad, Yet Focused Subject Coverage

Polymer Library covers all aspects of the science, technology and business of polymers to meet the needs of all researchers.

  • Science: Polymerisation and Synthesis; Processing and Treatment; Raw Materials and Monomers; Compounding Ingredients; Adhesives and Coatings; Properties and Testing; Composite Materials and Additives.
  • Technology: End-use Applications; Processing and Treatment; Machinery; Test Equipment; Intermediate & Semi-finished Products; Additives.
  • Business: Commercial Information; Health and Safety; Legislation Environmental Issues; Markets and Statistics; Trade Names; Product Announcements.

Polymer Library is somewhat distinctive among primary science and technology databases because it features unusually deep coverage not only of the scientific and technical aspects of polymers...but also equally thorough coverage of the legal, legislative, regulatory and business aspects of these materials.

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Support the Specific Needs of Your Researchers

  • Subject overview: Catch up on all the important information on a specific topic area.
  • Industry-specific Information: Find out how the latest technologies are being applied in your field.
  • Trade names: Research trade names and find out where and when the products were used.
  • Monitor the competition: Discover what has been published about (and by) your rival companies.
  • Testing: Find out if your experiment has been carried out before, or find similar research to help you progress. 
  • Filing a patent: Carry out a prior art search to find out if a technology or practice has been documented before. 
  • Techniques: Learn about new developments in your field.