A faster, more comprehensive materials database

Prospector® is a comprehensive, free raw material search engine for product developers looking for materials and ingredients used in a range of industries including: metals, plastics, personal care, paints and coatings, food beverage and nutrition, household industrial and institutional cleaners, adhesives and sealants, graphic arts and inks, and lubricants and metalworking fluids.

This tool combines two sources of specialized information (formerly Innovadex and IDES) into one powerful search engine for product formulators and engineers. With SDS sheets and other reliable technical information for tens of thousands of products — plus the ability to connect with suppliers from around the world—the Prospector materials database makes finding, comparing and sourcing ingredients quicker and easier.