Manufacturer

What can membership in IAPD mean to your plastics manufacturer company?

The benefits of membership in IAPD are many and varied. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect as a member of IAPD:

 

Access to

  • Hundreds of salespeople in the field selling your products, specifying your brand
  • Local inventory to support your development efforts — stock shapes and pipe, valves and fittings
  • Fastest way to “push” your products to the market
  • Connection to a channel that can help “pull” your products to the OEM/MROs<
  • Train the supply channel on your materials using IAPD’s resources for training opportunities
  • An “on the ground” sales force through distributors, the first point of contact in the supply chain

Recognition and Influence

  • Shape the industry through active involvement
  • Use of the IAPD member logo on your website
  • Shows you’re committed to excellence, a code of ethics and the industry in general
  • Awards for excellence recognizing your company’s commitment to training your employees, marketing your company and your environmental/sustainability practices
  • Free placement for press releases, product releases and literature promotions

Affordable Training

to supplement your employee training program or serve as a low-cost alternative for training
  • IAPD Plastics Certificate Program
  • Free webinars, technical sessions, application seminars
  • Plastics property tables
  • IAPD venue for training opportunities

Government Relations Efforts

  • Promote the sustainability of performance plastics to local and national legislators and regulators
  • Present a powerful unified voice for the industry with the IAPD Plastics Political Action Committee (PAC)

Major Cost Savings and Benefits

  • Reasonably priced dues compared to the average association
  • Free subscriptions for your key staff to critical information resources such as Performance Plastics magazine, the top publication exclusively for and about the plastics distribution industry
  • Free registration to IAPD’s monthly webinars
  • Free listing in the IAPD Membership Directory and IAPD Source Guide (both in print and online)
  • 40% discount on educational offerings such as registrations for the annual IAPD Convention and the IAPD Plastics Certificate Programs30% discount on exhibit booth rates
  • 30% discount on print and online advertising
  • IAPD member rates for affiliated programs (e.g., insurance, shipping)
Networking opportunities to grow your business
  • Annual Convention
  • Plastics Expo
  • Committees
  • Common interest groups
  • Golf tournaments
  • Supplier/distributor meetings
Exclusive marketing tools
  • IAPD Top 26 Markets for plastics one-page fact sheets
  • The IAPD Thermoplastics Rectangle
  • IAPD Material Property Tables
  • Members are encouraged to download and use these tools for internal reference and also to educate partners and customers about the power of plastics
  • For a nominal fee, IAPD will professionally customize these tools with IAPD members’ logos and contact information