Additional Resources

Helpful Materials Links

UL IDES is a leading global plastic information management solution that provides a searchable database of Material Datasheets and UL Yellow Cards. The industry-standard for material selection, UL IDES is relied upon by over 395,000 plastics professionals and 315,000 product designers and engineers.

Other API Websites

Clear-Vu Lighting designs and manufactures best-in-class products for harsh environment temporary and permanent lighting applications.

Clear-Vu Lighting
Clear-Vu is a design and development company committed to providing customers with cost effective media security and packaging solutions across a wide array of environments including libraries, rental stores, and retail outlets.

Plastic Molding Associations & Organizations

Check out these handy links to some of the leading plastic molding associations and organizations.

Society of Plastic Engineers
Every day, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) takes action to help companies in the plastics industry succeed. How? By spreading knowledge, strengthening skills and promoting plastics.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world's leading resource Where Manufacturing Comes Together – both people and information – to advance manufacturing knowledge.

Society of Automotive Engineers
The Society of Automotive Engineers has more than 84,000 members – engineers, business executives, educators, and students from more than 97 countries - who share information and exchange ideas for advancing the engineering of mobility systems.

Institute of Industrial Engineers
IIE is the world's largest professional society dedicated solely to the support of the industrial engineering profession and individuals involved with improving quality and productivity. Founded in 1948, IIE is an international, non-profit association that provides leadership for the application, education, training, research, and development of industrial engineering.

Long Island Association
To lead and unify the region in order to strengthen Long Island as a place to live, work, and do business.

Hauppauge Industrial Association
HIA-LI is the recognized voice for business on Long Island and a Powerful force and economic engine for regional development.

Underwriters Laboratories
UL is the trusted source across the globe for product compliance. Benefiting a range of customers - from manufacturers and retailers to consumers and regulating bodies – we've tested products for public safety for more than a century.

International Organization for Standardization
ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 146 countries, on the basis of one member per country, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system.

American Society of Plumbing Engineers
The Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is an international organization for professionals skilled in the design, specification, and inspection of plumbing systems.

Plastic Molding Publications

Check out the following plastic molding publications for articles, news, and more.

Plastic News
Plastics News, a weekly newspaper founded in Akron, Ohio, in 1989 by Crain Communications Inc., covers the business of the global plastics industry. It focuses on commercial, financial, legislative and market-related developments worldwide that affect North American plastic product manufacturers and their suppliers and customers.

Plastics Today / Injection Molding Magazine
The leading Plastic Injection Molding magazine.

Modern Plastics Magazine
As one of the longest-running magazines in the plastics industry, Modern Plastics delivers the advertiser's message with its undisputed voice, high name recognition, and international penetration working on the advertiser's behalf.

Plastics Distributor & Fabricator Magazine
Plastics Distributor® & Fabricator Magazine's website has five major sections that correspond to thier printed magazine and offer a five-year archive of articles. Additional sections like the Resource Center and keyword searchable 2004 Buyer's Guide provide comprehensive directories to the leading suppliers of plastic shapes, fabrication machinery (saws, routers, lasers, thermoforming), tooling, accessories and supplies.