Membership Qualifications

Distributor

Distributor

Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in the stocking and wholesale distribution of plastics (e.g., sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, fittings and valves). Distributor members must subscribe to IAPD’s Code of Ethics and meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (a) Owns and stocks at least US $250,000 in raw plastic material inventory at all times, for general sale, across all physical locations; and (b) Distributes for three or more plastics manufacturers by performing the normally accepted functions of warehousing, selling and invoicing plastics, supplies and accessories to customers; and (c) Has been engaged in plastics distribution for one or more years with a total minimum annual plastics distribution sales of at least $1,000,000; and (d) Derives at least 50 percent of the company’s gross plastics sales from wholesale distribution or has at least US$5 million dollars in total company revenues from such sales; and (e) Provides three reference letters from manufacturers attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification of IAPD membership and verification that the applicant warehouses, sells and invoices plastics supplies and accessories to customers for the manufacturer.


Distributor Application

Fabricator

Fabricator

Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in downstream fabrication of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, pipe, valves and fittings. Eligible fabricators include companies that bend, machine, weld or bond stock plastic; or are engaged in film conversion. Companies that would be eligible for membership are fabricators, machine shops and film converters. Fabricator members must subscribe to IAPD's Code of Ethics, and meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (a) Derives at least 25 percent of revenues from value-added services (excluding cutting), such as bending, gluing, welding, routing, assembly, forming, milling, turning, slitting, sheeting, laminating, etc. on plastics materials; and (b) Purchases at least 50 percent or US$1 million of its plastic materials through plastics distribution or plastics manufacturing; and (c) Has been engaged in plastics processing for one or more years; and (d) Provides three reference letters from plastics distributors, manufacturers or associated products and services companies attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification of IAPD membership and verification that the applicant purchases plastic sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings through plastics distributors or plastics manufacturers.


Fabricator Application

Resin Manufacturer/Distributor

Resin Manufacturer/Distributor

Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in the manufacturing or distribution of plastics resins that are consumed by manufacturers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings. Resin manufacturer and distributor members must subscribe to the IAPD’s Code of Ethics, and meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (a) Has been engaged in the business of plastics resins manufacturing or distribution for one or more years; and (b) Provides three reference letters from plastics manufacturers attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification for IAPD membership and verification that the applicant is engaged in the manufacturing or distribution of plastic resins that are consumed by manufacturers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings.


Resin Manufacturer/Distributor Application

Manufacturer

Manufacturer

Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in the manufacture or supply of plastics (e.g., sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings.) Manufacturer members must subscribe to the IAPD’s Code of Ethics, and meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (a) Derives revenue from the extrusion, molding, casting, etc. and sale of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings products directly to plastics distributors or the redistribution of and sale of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, valves, or fittings products directly to plastics distributors; and (b) Distributes products through three or more plastics distributors; and (c) Has been engaged in the business of plastics manufacturing or plastics redistribution for one or more years with total minimum annual plastic sales through distribution of at least $1,000,000; and (d) Derives at least 50 percent of revenues from sales through distribution or has annual plastic total sales through distribution over US$10 million dollars (subsidiaries who use parent company numbers to qualify must join as the parent company); and (e) Provides three reference letters from plastics distributors attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification for IAPD membership and verification that the applicant’s product are purchased through distribution.

Manufacturer Application

Manufacturers’ Representative

Manufacturers' Representative

Any individual, partnership or corporation, not owned or controlled either directly or indirectly by a manufacturer who is actively engaged as a manufacturers’ representative in the sale of plastics (e.g., sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, valves and fittings). Manufacturers’ representative members must subscribe to the IAPD’s Code of Ethics, and meet all of the following eligibility requirements: (a) Has an active sales organization representing one or more manufacturer members of IAPD; and (b) Has been engaged in the business of manufacturers’ representation for one or more years; and (c) Provides three reference letters from a minimum of one plastics manufacturer and two plastics distributors attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification for IAPD membership and verification that the applicant has an active sales organization representing one or more manufacturers.

Manufacturers' Representative Application

Recycler

Recycler

Any individual, partnership, corporation or a division, subsidiary or department of a company, who is engaged in the recycling/reuse of plastics. Recycler members must subscribe to the IAPD Code of Ethics and meet the following eligibility requirements: (a) Has engaged in the business of recycling/reuse of plastics for three or more years; and (b) Recycles 5 million pounds or more per year of plastic scrap; and (c) Provides reference letters from at least three existing customers in the plastics business, including two plastics distributors, attesting to the qualification for IAPD membership and verification that the applicant is engaged in the plastics recycling business.


Recycler Application

Associated Products and Services

Associated Products and Services

Sec. 2. Associated Products, Services (APS) and Other Member: An APS Member is an individual, partnership, corporation, association or a division, subsidiary or department of a company, engaged in the manufacturing, distribution or the providing of associated products or services that are directly related to, or in direct support of, the manufacturing, storage, fabrication or distribution of plastics. An APS member must add value to the plastics distribution supply chain, subscribe to the IAPD’s Code of Ethics and conduct their business activities to not be detrimental to the welfare and/or interests of the Association.

Sec 2A. Allied Associations. An association composed of companies engaged in the manufacture and distribution of plastic products, such as sheet, rod, tube, fi lm, resin, pipe, valves or fittings, which meets the following eligibility requirements: a. The association has been in existence for over one year; and b. The association’s members conduct their businesses in a manner which is consistent with the IAPD’s Code of Ethics, provided however, that due consideration will be given to the customs and practices of the geographic region in which the members operate; and c. The association and its members conduct business in compliance with applicable governmental regulations and laws, including United States’ antitrust laws when and where they are applicable.

Associated Products and Services Application