Free access to 177 000 polymer additives and plastics materials

Submission Date : 2017-07-20

Free access to 177 000 polymer additives and plastics materials

Universal Selector™: Free access to 177,000 polymer additives and plastics materials / Collaboration between KI Group and SpecialChem

More than 177,000 technical datasheets for polymer additives and plastics material are now searchable for the first time on the German-language online portal KunststoffWeb as well as Plasteurope through SpecialChem’s Universal Selector™.


polymer additives and plastics materials


Bad Homburg, Germany, 19 July 2017 –

SpecialChem, the online Universal Selection Source for chemicals and materials, announced today its collaboration with the KI Group, a professional supplier of up-to-date and reliable business information for the plastics industry, including the websites KunststoffWeb ( and Plasteurope ( The collaboration will support KunststoffWeb (German language) and Plasteurope (English language) users with free access to SpecialChem’s Universal Selector™. This online database offers more than 177,000 technical datasheets for polymer additives and plastics materials. KunststoffWeb is the first online portal for the plastics industry that offers the Universal Selector™ in German to its users.

“We are very pleased to enter into this collaboration with SpecialChem”, comments Andreas Hertsch, Kunststoff Information CEO. “Enabling the users of our websites to access SpecialChem’s Universal Selector™ will not only enrich their online experience but will help to speed up their developments.”

“The goal of our Universal Selector is to make product selection faster and richer by offering engineers the technical data they need on all polymer additives and plastics materials in the world. We have teams dedicated to tracking and adding all the latest products launched around the world, which is a real added value for the users”, says Christophe Cabarry, SpecialChem Founder and CEO. “We are very excited by this partnership with Kunststoff Information Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. They are the prominent partner in Germany for the plastics industry. Together, we will add value for users of the KI Group websites
Kunststoff Information Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Saalburgstraße 157 61350 Bad Homburg GERMANY

Phone +49 (0) 6172 9606-0 Fax +49 (0) 6172 9606-99

KunststoffWeb and Plasteurope and extend the reach of the Universal Selector to benefit the global industry”, added Mr. Cabarry.

All features and services of the material databases including property data, related documents and sample requests are accessible free of charge. Users of the Universal Selector™ have the possibility to search and select datasheets on more than 116,000 thermoplastics, 33,000 additives and pigments as well as 18,000 thermoplastic elastomers. More than 10 search dimensions offer a richer and more detailed product selection. To ease product search and comparisons, the heterogeneous data on product applications, product families or performances are standardized. As soon as a product is launched, SpecialChem's goal is to add it to the Universal Selector™. Thanks to permanent crowd-sourced feedback from users, the online database consist of the highest quality of data possible.

About KI Group

For more than 45 years, the KI Group has been providing the plastics industry with up-to-date and reliable business information through its associated companies Kunststoff Information Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, KunststoffWeb GmbH and Kunststoff-Profi Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. Our current business activities include comprehensive online portals in both German and English, printed newsletters, the magazine K-PROFI magazine (German) and the official German trade show daily for K 2016. Our product portfolio includes polymer prices (both contract and spot), trading reports, capacities, market analyses and forecasts, daily news, e-mail services as well as comparative and analytical tools for price research and comparisons. The range is completed by services tailored to specific company needs, including advice, training and market research in the field of plastics procurement. When it comes to plastics procurement, the KI Group has been an industry leader for more than 20 years. Our prices and market data are based on information gathered from an exclusive network of hundreds of converters, distributors, traders and producers, assuring a high degree of quality and reliability. Providing independent market information, the KI Group’s price indices are accepted throughout the industry and embedded in countless supplier contracts. More than 5,500 European companies already trust in our data and industry coverage.

For more information, please visit or contact: Christine Halfen, Marketing Manager, Phone: +49 6172/9606-12, email

Free access to 177 000 polymer additives and plastics materials
Free access to 177 000 polymer additives and plastics materials

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