How does Allchemist compare to the rest of materials search engines on the market?

Allchemist is a one-of-a-kind digital platform developed by formulators for formulators in the paint and coatings industry, and as such, we can’t compare it to anything else on the market.

However, we get many questions regarding its comparison to materials search engines on the market, for instance, UL Prospector – so far, the biggest materials & ingredients global search engine.

Our answer is: Current materials search engines cover only about 20% of work you can do with Allchemist.

Features Allchemist Material search engines on the market
Advanced search


Parametric Search ×
Use raw materials data directly in the formulation.

(Integrated formulation tool)


You get data in PDF file, which means you must process it manually and compare it with your preliminary calculator or take the samples to the lab.
Immediate and automated calculation of density, VOC, solids, etc.


Immediate display of hazards in the formulation


Complete (M)SDS management system


Label composer (compliant with (M)SDS) ×

Safety Instruction


Sales tool Sales representatives still end up giving the PDF files or printed catalogs to the client, can’t answer to all the questions on the spot and are dependent on their technical support team.


Further reading:

What is Allchemist?

Real-life examples of use