My e-mail inbox tells me that more and more of you are stopping by our website at www.ptonline.com to make use of its many research tools.

My e-mail inbox tells me that more and more of you are stopping by our website at www.ptonline.com to make use of its many research tools. That's gratifying because we put a lot of effort into creating them. In fact, we've just added a number of new features.

First, you won't need any instructions to use our totally revised and updated Materials Database. The all-new, intuitively simple interface lets you search among 13,196 grades of thermoplastics and thermosets by resin type, supplier, properties, applications, or features such as FDA or UL ratings. Create your own spreadsheet of different materials from a variety of suppliers that meet your specifications—and it's all for free. I don't think there's anything quite like it anywhere else.

Looking for articles, suppliers, or other information on materials, auxiliary equipment, or tooling? Visit the three new "Zones" dedicated to just those subjects.

We have also made it faster for you to search the PLASTICS TECHNOLOGY Article Library by offering you a choice: Confine your search to short new-product stories, longer feature articles, or both together.

And that's not all. We're planning "Sub-Zones" of even more focused information on topics of urgent interest and "web-only" articles that provide depth and background on stories printed in the magazine.