Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop

July 24-25, 2019
Columbus, OH, USA

Workshop Details

What’s the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to make sure your customers are happy with the materials you help them select for their projects? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to learn about the many performance plastics materials so you can be the go-to expert? The Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop!

This workshop takes the Introduction to Plastics training manual and transforms it into an exciting, interactive two-day learning experience. Whether you are new to plastics or a seasoned pro, the Introduction to Plastics Live Training
Workshop provides the information you need to:

  • Select the right performance plastics for various applications
  • Understand supplier information and customer requirements
  • Demonstrate the value of performance plastics to different types of industries

Workshop Instructors

The live training workshop will be led by a team of IAPD professionals trained to give you a hands-on learning experience and a broad understanding of the performance plastics industry.

Chad Procida is a sales representative at Harker & Associates

Peter Daumeyer is territory manager at CartierWilson LLC.

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn directly from these seasoned performance plastics professionals.


IAPD Members - US$399

Registration fee includes:
  • IAPD Introduction to Plastics book + test bundle ($154 value)
  • 2-day, in-person training with expert plastics instructor
  • All training materials
  • Lunch both days during the workshop


Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel 
50 North 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215 USA
(614) 228-5050


IAPD Group Rate - $159 per night.  
IAPD has blocked a limited number rooms at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel for this event. The cut-off date for the IAPD group rate is Tuesday, July 2. After Tuesday, July 2 the hotel will accept reservations on a space and rate available basis. 


Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9:00 a.m.        Welcome
9:00 a.m. –  9:30 a.m.    Introduction to Performance Plastics 
9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.    A Brief History of Plastics 
10:00 a.m.  –  12:00 p.m.    Processing Techniques 
12:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.    Lunch (provided) 
1:00 p.m. –  5:00 p.m.    Properties of Plastics 

Thursday, July 25, 2019
8:00 a.m.       Welcome
8:00 a.m. –  9:00 a.m.    Wake Up Review 
9:00 a.m. –  10:30 a.m.    See Through Materials 
10:30 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.    Printables 
12:00 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.    Lunch (provided) 
1:00 p.m. –  2:30 p.m.     Polyolefins 
2:30 p.m. –  4:00 p.m.     Engineering Thermoplastics 


For questions regarding the Introduction to Plastics Live Training event, please contact Courtney Karr.