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This article delineates the chemical formulation field and presents the sources of information, formal and informal, related with technological intelligence in the design of chemical formulations. Furthermore elements are provided for technology strategy integration through the formation of technological maps. In addition relevant databases and web sites were identified: scientific, intellectual property, as well as industry and enterprise specific databases. A technologist must have a panoramic view of the information available and an understanding for the databases structure to conduct the required tests by using Boolean Searching techniques and taking advantage of iterative search strategies. With this, a technologist can choose those sources that are pertinent to chemical product formulation research projects.

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