Polymer Library

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The Polymer Library, formerly Rapra Abstracts,[1] is a searchable database of research on plastics, rubbers, polymeric composites, and adhesives. It includes abstracts from over 450 journals, as well as company literature, data sheets, and patents.[2] The index covers end-use applications and commercial and legal implications, as well as basic research for academic and corporate scientists. The Library is aggregated by EBSCO,[3] ProQuest,[4] and STN.[5]

Its literature coverage goes back to 1972. It was originally published by RAPRA, formerly the Rubber and Plastics Research Association, and is now published by Smithers Rapra.[6][1]


  1. ^ a b Green, Christine (1991). "The Rapra Abstracts Rubber and Plastics Database". Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling 31 (4): 476–481. doi:10.1021/ci00004a008. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Key Facts about the Polymer Library". 
  3. ^ "Polymer Library". ebscohost.com. 
  4. ^ "ProQuest - Databases, EBooks and Technology for Research". csa.com. 
  5. ^ "STN International: STN Database". stn-international.de. 
  6. ^ "Key Facts about the Polymer Library". Smithers Rapra. Retrieved 1 October 2015. 

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