e-Training Webinars

Webinars are a convenient, quick and cost-effective way to educate IAPD members, plastics professionals and end users about the vast world of performance plastics. Each presentation is one hour and allows companies to easily inform a target audience about an interesting topic they are knowledgeable on. If you have an area of expertise that you would like to present via webinar, please contact Courtney Karr to schedule a 2017 date.

Upcoming Webinars

To Register for an IAPD webinar: Login to your IAPD account. If you do not have an IAPD account, you will need to create an account below and login to register for this webinar. All IAPD members and non-members can create an IAPD account. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation from Go To Webinar with the call-in details. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact IAPD staff.

Plastics in the Food Processing and Beverage Industry

Friday, August 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT

This presentation will discuss the many applications and performance plastic materials used in food and beverages industry, which are found everywhere from the field to your table. We will cover standard and custom performance plastics in depth for a variety of applications in these industries. After participating in this webinar, you will know how performance plastics are being used and you should take away some ideas for new ways to grow your business and the market for performance plastics.

Presented by George Southard, CPMR, owner of G S Sales.

A Guide to Trade Show Success: Planning, Execution and Follow-Up

Friday, September 8, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT

Any successful endeavor will involve careful preparation, flawless execution and a plan for what’s next. This webinar will give you the information you need to be successful when you exhibit at trade shows. After all, you want to be able to get a great ROI from them. You’ll hear how to find the right show for your company, the important deadlines and timelines, pre-show planning, shipping, set-up, staffing your booth, lead follow-up and show assessment. Following these steps will help you maximize your success at trade shows.


About Lynsey Hurley

Lynsey Hurley is the marketing and events coordinator for Asahi/America, Inc. Over the past nine years, she has helped the company move from a “show up and throw up” trade show approach to a pre-planned, purposeful exhibiting experience and has seen their program grow from a dozen to more than 50 trade show appearances of varying sizes.


In a past life, Lynsey was a journalist and photographer in upstate New York. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in print journalism from Ithaca College, and Master of Science in corporate public relations from Boston University.

How Distributors Bring Value in the Supply of HIPS Sheet to Print Clients

Friday, October 27, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CST

It might seem straightforward to supply HIPS to print customers, but there’s more than meets the eye with this market. Hear from an industry veteran about the many ways in which distributors CAN add value in the supply of HIPS sheet to print clients. This webinar will give examples of value add in the following areas:


• Choices – stock or custom sheet

• Proper specification – avoiding the pitfalls, avoiding headaches

• How to commit on deliveries

• Opacity – its more complicate than you think!



David Grunberger,  co-owner of Federal Plastics Mfg. Ltd. (also known as Fedplast), has 50 years of experience in sheet extrusion and 40 years of experience in the plastics business. Having done stints in the color and additive master batch business, Grunberger has spent the last 30 years in sheet extrusion, with a significant focus on HIPS destined for the graphics market.

Thank you to our webinar sponsor, Fedplast!

Webinars On-Demand

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IAPD Webinar Replay from July 28, 2017

Recruiting and Retention in Today's Competitive Job Market

Recruiting and retaining talented women in today’s work environment presents new challenges we need to address with fresh eyes and new understanding. In this session, Frank Pastor, Vice President - Human Resources at Alro Steel Corporation, shares relevant insight based on his years of research and experience in this area. He will share some of the tools and tactics you can use to foster success in organizations looking to balance their work environments. He will also discuss the benefits of adding more diversity to the workforce.

To watch additional archived webinar presentations on-demand, click here.
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