Fabricator

What can membership in IAPD mean to your plastics fabrication 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 and specifying your brands
  • Local inventory to support your development efforts – stock shapes and pipe, valves and fittings
  • The distribution channel for plastics stock shapes and PVF including resin manufacturers/distributors, manufacturers, distributors and processors
  • A channel that brings your products to the OEM/MROs
  • An “on the ground” sales force through manufacturers, your first point of contact in the supply chain
  • Customers, distributors, technical specification resources, supplier and machining resources

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 in plastics and knowledge
  • Free placement for press releases, product releases and literature promotions
  • Professionalism in sales

Exposure to the engineering end-user community

  • IAPD Plastics Expo, promoted to more than 75,000 engineers and plastics specifiers
  • Webinars target more than 20,000 engineers and specifiers
  • Market to the top 26 industries including aerospace, medical, transportation, waste water, sign and display, etc.

Timely information

about plastics applications, new products and other industry news and trends

  • Performance Plastics
  • IAPD News
  • Membership Directory
  • IAPD Advisor

Major cost savings

  • Free subscriptions for your key staff to critical information resources such as Performance Plastics, 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 Programs
  • 35% discount on exhibit booth rates
  • 15% discount on print and online advertising
  • IAPD member rates for affiliated programs (e.g., insurance)

Supply chain

  • The fastest way to introduce your products to the market
  • Grow your business through the sale and distribution of manufacturer plastic products
  • Invest in vertical integration and build your success

Affordable training and education

to either supplement your employee training program or serve as a low-cost alternative to creating your own program

  • IAPD Plastics Certificate Programs
  • Free webinars
  • Technical sessions
  • Application seminars
  • Plastics property tables
  • AEA University of Innovative Distribution discounts
  • NAW discounts
  • IAPD venue for training opportunities
  • Reasonably priced dues compared to the average association

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 customers about the power of plastics
  • For a nominal fee, IAPD will professionally customize these tools with IAPD members' logos and contact information