UL IDES is a leading global plastics information management solution that provides a searchable database of Material Datasheets and UL Yellow Cards called Prospector. We also provide datasheet management services for manufacturers and distributors.
As the industry-standard for material selection, Prospector is relied on by over
plastics professionals, including
product designers and engineers. Using Prospector they save time finding the right material, which is critical to the success of their products and their businesses.
Founded in 1986 and based in Laramie, IDES is now part of the UL family of companies. UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than a century of proven history. Employing nearly 10,000 professionals in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units - Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Verification Services - to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission.
UL IDES Offerings
Learn how leading organizations have improved business while also achieving their business goals. Whether you're searching for materials, needing to provide a datasheet search engine for your company's website, or reaching out to qualified material professionals - we can help.
- Prospector Materials Database
UL IDES Prospector is the largest and most used informational resource for materials. Through a single intuitive interface, this tool enables users to efficiently search and filter a comprehensive database of
manufacturers. Prospector also includes
UL yellow card listings.
- Datasheet Services
We also offer datasheet services where we can provide a custom search engine on your website or intranet. These services allow your customers, website visitors, sales and customer service teams to find and view technical datasheets and UL yellow cards for your products.
Our advertising services will help you reach over
qualified materials industry professionals. We offer easy and effective ways to generate leads and position your products in a very competitive market.