Accurate and reliable technical information for hundreds of thousands of products

UL’s Prospector® helps product developers, formulators and engineers find the materials and technical information all from a single database. Thousands of industry professionals around the globe utilize Prospector to conduct materials search and find technical information as well as connect with suppliers across 10 industries and materials segment types.


Accelerate product development with accurate information

Prospector is the trusted source for product and technical information. centralizes the data for hundreds of thousands of products and provides industry professionals with the most robust search engine for identifying materials to meet complex product development challenges.  With advanced search capabilities UL’s Prospector allows product developers and engineers more time to innovate.

Prospector Material & Component Search

Multiple search tools make identifying materials easy is available in 8 different languages and accessible from any internet connected device around the world. With the ability to tag products, save searches, review search history, request samples (where available) and technical assistance, product developers have the tools and information necessary to make development decisions on the move.

Identify a Prospector Premium Search solution for your corporate team

Many organizations in the Plastics industry rely on UL’s Prospector premium search capabilities for entire work groups. It doesn’t matter if your internal team of engineers and developers is 2 or 200, we will help you determine the right plan to meet your specific data needs. Corporate solutions offer:

  • Powerful materials search and data tools that allow you to analyze by properties, identify alternative products, select approved automotive materials, view curve data and complete other visual analysis.
  • Complete and current material data and UL Yellow Cards.
  • Administrator consoles to manage team member access.
  • Customized solutions specific to unique business needs.


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Combine Prospector's technology and intelligence with your internal data

Integrate your internal data with the power of Prospector comprehensive data to provide your employees with information that will speed product development, improve accuracy and facilitate seamless communication across your organization. Whether an OEM, Molder, Supplier or Distributor, creating a custom and private view of Prospector enhanced with your business-critical data ensures everyone within your organization has the right information to reduces costs, secure the right materials and manage the development process efficiently.

You provide UL with the data that needs to be shared with your internal work groups and we create your custom, private and secure solution.

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Turnkey datasheet solutions that are secure, proven and results driven

Standardize your data, ensure technical documents are available around the world and create a great experience for your customers. By eliminating manual data management from your work flow, UL’s Datasheet Service allows you to reallocate resources, reduce errors and minimize liability.

UL can help identify the right datasheet management solution to align with your organization and meet your needs.


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