To create a new product, click “Create” and choose the type of product you want to create.
Note: You decide in the last step if you want your material stored in your private lab or publish it in an Allchemist public lab.
For entering raw material data choose create a new material (component) option.
It only takes 7 steps to create a new product.
Use highlighted options below to save progress and/or proceed to the next step.
Follow this 7 easy steps:
1. Basic Information
In Basic information tab you can enter product name, its code, choose the holder and the contact email. Contact lists can be edited in company administration section.
You can also enter product description. The description will help formulators find your product and learn about it.
Please note that all fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. You must enter minimum required information to continue to the next step.
A proper product categorization makes it easy for formulators to find the right materials. If you do it right, formulators will be able to quickly find your products and consider using them in their projects
Pick the right product type for the product you're entering (for example Additives).
You can then continue with categorization by selecting attributes for your product, choosing from categories below.
Property groups up to Resin systems describe the product you are entering. Property groups from Resin systems onwards describe end products (formulations) your product will be used for.
There is missing the category I want to use
If you are missing a property in the categorization section, please send as a request HERE and we'll add it for you. When sending requests, please indicate the new property and a section (property group) where it should be added.
Example: If you want to add "silicone free" property into "special features" section for the categorization of additives, please send us the following note:
"Add property: "silicone free" in "special features" in "additives""
When you're finished with categorization, you can proceed to the next step.
3. Material composer
In material composer you specify the chemical composition of your product.
This is important because it enables formulators to find materials by CAS numbers. It is mandatory information if you want to make an (M)SDS for your product. It also enables formulators to get immediate information on hazards for their formulations. If the product doesn't contain hazardous ingredients, just check the box.
Adding substances is quick and easy. Click in the search box and enter CAS, EC or REACH number or substance name.
You can search substances by entering only a part of the number or a name. You can also find substances by hazard statements (without the letter H). By entering more detailed information you can more accurately pinpoint the correct substances.
If you like, you can also modify the substance information by clicking on the edit icon. You can edit the basic information on the substance and its hazards or enter new substances. You can add as many substances as you like (and as it suits your product).
When you're done editing chemical composition, you can proceed to the next step.
In this section you can enter technical parameters of materials.
Here you can add general parameters, like physical form, viscosity, density, solids, as well as specific parameters related to specific types of materials.
On the right side, you can find the navigation box that also serves as a summary. After you add parameters, the values appear in the navigation box.
Use navigation to quickly jump to the desired parameter or use SEARCH for filters option on top of the page to search for specific parameters.
In inputs, you can also use operators like lower than (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=).
How can I add units to parameters (chemical and physical properties)?
If you are missing units of some parameters (i.e. you want to add density in pound-mass per cubic foot [lb/ft3] and the unit is not available), please send us a note HERE and we'll add the unit for you.
In this phase we don't allow users to enter units themselves to keep the database clean.
When you're done with parameters, you can proceed to the next step.
5. Health & Safety
In Health & Safety tab you are asked to check applicable additional properties and review hazard (H) statements. This information affects safety data sheets and labels.
In health and safety section you can review and set the hazard statements for your material.
Additional properties may affect labeling, but they mostly apply to end products so you can skip them.
The more important is the list of hazard (H) statements. This is where you can review calculated hazards and modify them if you like. Please note that hazards are calculated according to CLP regulation based upon entered composition and parameters, but may differ from actual classification.
When changing classification some hazard statements may appear bold or red. The bold hazard statements are automatically calculated from your composition. The red hazard statements are the ones that are missing from the calculated classification.
If you're unsure about the classification of your product, you do not need to edit the calculated statements.
Now, you're almost done. In the next step, we'll only attach some files and add some instructions.
6. Files & Recommendations
In this step you can attach additional files and enter further information about your product, such as recommended use and levels.
Completing this category is highly recommended, as having as much information in one place as possible can help you a lot with your or your customers' future work.
7. Preview & Finalize
In this last step, you can preview your material before saving or publishing.
The more you’ll be thorough when entering the product, the less friction you’ll have to deal with later when using the materials while formulating and reformulating. This is especially important for publicly published materials – it enables your current and potential customers to find you easily and quickly.