The data is displayed in a user-friendly format viewable in both tabular and graphic formats.

The database was launched in 2004 as a joint project between the EPMA and its sister organisations in North America (MPIF) and Japan (JPMA). Since that time, the database has been extended to include the non-ferrous PM and MIM sectors with coverage of nearly 4000 lines of data.
 Users can register free of charge in order to access the database.