Material ConneXion


A resource containing information about  new and innovative materials.

Categories of materials are polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials and natural material derivatives. Includes links to world-wide manufacturers of material. This database allows you to discover the latest and most exciting materials originating from a large spectrum of industries typically unnoticed or difficult to reach by the design community.


Access Notes

Important Details: 

Personal accounts allow users to create boards on which to save materials of interest. To create a personal account, please contact the library to obtain a registration key.  When you have the registration key, click on “Log in” at top right or use this registration link and follow instructions.

Users who do not wish to create a personal account may click on “Materials Database” at the top to begin browsing.

Authorized Users: 

Carleton students, faculty and staff
Content last reviewed: February 1, 2021