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Library of Plastics, Resins, and Elastomers

This new web-based library gives a brief overview of the most common resins, plastics and elastomers, their properties, uses, and manufacture. It also provides information about products made of plastics like fibers, fabrics, films, seals and products that are formulated with resins like adhesives, sealants, and coatings.

All articles are full text and presented online in HTML with many cross-references and links to other websites that provide additional information.

CROW’s online Library of Plastics, Resins, and Elastomers will be updated regularly with new and revised articles. We hope that it will become in time an invaluable resource for students, researchers, engineers, and other professionals in related fields seeking information about plastics.


How to Browse

The plastics, resins, and elastomers libraries are organized alphabetically by chemical and/or common name or by topic. To access one of the libraries, click on the links on the left. Inside each article you will find links to related topics or more information on the same topic.

Polymer Properties Database

A-Z Polymer Data

Theromophysical key data on over
two hundred and fifty polymers


A-Z Producers

Major Producers & Distributors of Plastics, Rubbers, and Resins


Plastics & Rubber News

Latest breaking news and headlines in the rubber and plastic industry


A-Z Polymer Info

General information on commodity
& engineering plastics and resins