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RAPRA (Polymer Library)

 Summary Sheet


Producer: WTI-Frankfurt-digital GmbH
Coverage:1972 - to date
File Size:1.283.193 records (02/2019)
File Type: Bibliographic
Content:Rubber and plastics industries
Language: English
STN Easy:Yes

RAPRA (Polymer Library) is the world largest abstracts database dedicated to plastics, rubber, polymeric composites and adhesives. It covers the science, technology and business of polymers. The file covers literature from 1972 to date. The sources are journals, conference contributions, books, reports, standards, company publications and other non-conventional literature. Patents are covered until 2010. Bibliographic information, indexing information, corporate information, and abstracts are searchable. Online thesauri are available for the Controlled Term (/CT), Geographic Term (/GT), and Non-Polymer Term (/NPT) fields.


WTI-Frankfurt-digital GmbH
Ferdinand-Happ-Straße 32
60314 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: (+49) 69 4308-111
Fax: (+49) 69 4308-200
Email: kontakt(at)wti-frankfurt(dot)de
Copyright Holder

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the RAPRA file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part

2. Customers

A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results
All rights are reserved.

Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database). The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer.

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Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties. The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge. The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability
The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.


II. Special Part

Users detecting flaws preventing proper use of the data contained in the databases produced by Rapra shall notify Rapra thereof, and Rapra will do everything in his power to correct errors. Apart from this, Rapra does not give any warranty relating to the data contained in the databases, and shall not accept liability for damage unless damage is caused intentionally or by gross negligence.