Private vs. public material database, what’s the difference?

Allchemist is divided into two parts; public lab and private lab.


Public lab


Public lab is a database of materials that were published by their owners and are available to everyone – Allchemist visitors (unregistered users) as well as registered users.

Visitors can search materials in the public lab and view essential product information. On the other hand, registered Allchemist users can search materials, view detailed product information and directly use these materials in their formulations without opening a single technical or safety data sheet.



Feature Visitors Registered users
Advanced search Yes Yes
Basic Search Yes Yes
View essential product information Yes Yes
View detailed product information No Yes
Use materials in formulations No Yes
Create formulations No Yes
Add own materials No Yes
Share materials No Yes


Private lab


Private lab is available only to registered users. In other words, It’s your own, private part of the Allchemist platform, available upon registration. In private lab, you can create your own materials and formulations and share them with your colleagues and other people you trust.

You are always in control of which products you share and with whom you share them. Moreover, you can also invite your colleagues to your private lab to collaborate with. Again, you are in full control of people you invite and the array of products you share with them.

Further reading:

Can I import data to Allchemist from a file?

How do I manually add data to Allchemist privately or publicly?