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Internet Update

Internet Update

Polyurethane Products Site Enhanced

A custom formulator and fabricator of open-cast thermoset polyurethane products has redesigned its Web site to improve navigation, add more product information, and enable on-line ordering. The site, located at, is organized by product and market area in an easy-to-follow color-coordinated plan. Sections include research and design, industrial components, conductivity, and technical materials supports, plus company and contact information. A keyword search function has also been added. To help users choose products, the site features complete technical specifications on Mearthane's line of solid, foam, and conductive urethane elastomers. In addition to custom products, standard shape and gear products can also be purchased on-line.

Webscope and Oracle Establish Strategic Relationship

Webscope Inc. has established a strategic relationship with Oracle Corp., a supplier of e-business solutions worldwide, to develop new collaboration and visualization technology for Oracle's Product Development Exchange software. WebScope ( provides a secure collaborative environment accessible anywhere on the Internet through a standard browser. Using WebScope, manufacturers, suppliers, and purchasers can view and comment on a product's design before committing to purchase or production planning. Java-based architecture heightens security by presenting images temporarily in the user's Internet browser instead of saving them on the hard drive. Oracle's Product Development Exchange provides real-time visualization and interactive markup, engineering item catalogs, CAD data management, and integration with other product development solutions.

Polymer Additive Information On-Line

Registered users can access 7000 technical data sheets, case studies, and application manuals on polymer additives by accessing A product database is searchable by CAS number, supplier name, and additive family. A Tech Direct function provides free on-line technical support including troubleshooting, search for equivalent materials, and processing advice. Users can request products from specific suppliers or send a general request to appropriate suppliers by describing desired properties and applications. Users can also access relevant articles from Plastics Additives & Compounding magazine.

Katherine Sweeny

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