Arkema Inc. Information Resources
Arkema Inc.’s information resources provide both digital and print sources in support of continuing research and development efforts.
Information Resources provides many forms of information for the corporate headquarters and research center in King of Prussia, as well as for plant locations throughout North America. Through Internet and LAN connections, a "virtual library" is available via the desktop, in addition to providing some of the traditional library services, including access to print media and electronic subscriptions.
Information Resources provides access to Internet, library and proprietary sources for research and compilation of literature and patent reviews in support of current products and research activities.
"End-user" tools such as SciFinder® software and PatBase® database (U.S. and foreign patents) enable research and development to directly access external and internal databases. Tools like LexisNexis® were implemented to provide business staff with direct access to competitive intelligence sources.
To monitor technical developments and market activities, Information Resources develops customized profiles that are automatically executed against commercial databases. These bulletins are delivered periodically in electronic or print formats and currently include U.S. imports and exports of competitors (PIERS), new patents in critical areas of technology (CA Selects®), current prices of essential commodity chemicals (ICIS) and publications in journals on research topics.
The library collections include electronic access to technical journals from major scientific publishers (ACS, ScienceDirect, Wiley Online Library) and books from the Knovel® library’s comprehensive collection. Information is readily available in primarily electronic format from abstracts and indices (Chemical Abstracts Service); market studies (SRI, Frost and Sullivan). In addition, Information Resources facilitates the acquisition of documents not available in its collection, such as foreign patents, translations, article reprints and books both in and out of print.
Proprietary Arkema technical documentation - including research reports, plant operating manuals, technical memoranda, laboratory notebooks, toxicology reports, and Company patents from archival information going back 100 years - is available to Arkema scientists and engineers.
SciFinder® is a registered trademark of the American Chemical Society Corp.
PatBase® is a registered Trademark of RWS Information Ltd. and Minesoft Ltd.
CA Selects® is a trademark of the American Chemical Society.
LexisNexis® is a trademark of LexisNexis and its affiliated companies.