Posted: December 8, 2009

Alfa Aesar Launches New Global Website

(Nanowerk News) Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, introduces its new global website at Designed to extend to customers across the globe, the site features multi-region and multi-language support, enhanced product search and e-commerce platform, and up-to-the-minute news and product updates.
Phase I has recently been completed, giving Alfa Aesar customers in North America, South America and Europe access to the improved site. Phase II will be completed soon and will allow customers in Asia to enjoy the full benefits of the new site.
Visitors to the Alfa Aesar website will find a single, global communication platform. For visitors interested in Alfa Aesar and its products, the new website offers in-depth company and brand information as well as a full online catalog. Alongside a fresh new design and user-friendly features, visitors will find information is organized to provide quick and direct access to all of these resources.
The new site provides a greater variety of enhanced tools for product searches. The description search has been improved to accommodate more intricate chemical terminology. The site also offers searches by molecular structure/substructure, competitor product number, alphabetical index, pure element index, and a special platinum labware search.
Alfa Aesar customers will find an improved online shopping function with additional enhancements including quick order entry as well as a My Account page, where registered users have access to their favorites list, saved shopping carts, and order history and status. The site’s improved search results and product detail listings feature molecular structures and detailed scientific literature references with embedded links to related products. Further aiding the shopping experience is a robust global inventory tracking feature that gives the user accurate pricing and availability information and a suggested items feature that recommends complementary products that are often used in conjunction with selected products. Because many chemicals are restricted by international export regulations, the site provides item-specific guidance notes to alert the user to restrictions such as export license requirements.
The site also provides many features for requesting quotes and technical information about Alfa Aesar products. A new quote request tool allows for custom specification of a variety of chemicals, metals, materials and labware. As always, literature, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and Certificates of Analysis are available for download directly from the site.
About Alfa Aesar
Alfa Aesar, a Johnson Matthey Company, is a leading international manufacturer and supplier of research chemicals, metals and materials. With over 30,000 products listed in its catalog, Alfa Aesar is the single source for customers' needs for chemicals and materials in sizes for research and scale up. The Alfa Aesar catalog carries organic compounds, high purity inorganics, pure elements, alloys, precious metal catalysts, AA/ICP standards and more. Alfa Aesar has sales offices and distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia and a distributor network covering the globe.
Source: Alfa Aesar (press release)
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