Engineers searching for industrial adhesives using Gluespec’s proprietary algorithms will now find even more materials from which to choose. Gluespec has boosted its search database to over 10,000 specialty chemical materials.
“Reaching this milestone was important to us because our primary goal is to deliver to customers the range of materials that they need,” said Lance Schneider, Gluespec’s business manager,
Gluespec’s algorithms deliver results based on the likelihood of success for an application. So, the more materials the company has, the better chance of a successful search.
According to Schneider, another reason the site’s data has grown so rapidly is because the customer asked for it.
“Seriously…we told our customers that if you don’t see your material on the site, there is a good chance we can add it for you,” he said. “After that, we had many requests to add data sheets for our customers — which we gladly did.”
How it works
All of the technical details of these 10,000 materials flows into a grid interface that recommends materials based on a user’s customized search.
This “grid” produces a dynamic, online spreadsheet that’s pre- populated with the technical data that engineers need. Users can scan all relevant properties and materials and compare them on one screen.
The grid data is also filterable, sortable, and customizable by every property in the database, including properties such as specific gravity, viscosity, impact strength, cure time, and temperature resistance. It can also be searched and sorted by manufacturer, material type, industry, substrate, chemistry, and hundreds of more options.
Gluespec was created as a technical research website for engineers and to help them discover adhesives and other materials for their industrial applications.