Pipe, Valves and Fittings

What can membership in IAPD mean to your PVF company?

The benefits of being a pipe, valves and fittings member in IAPD are many and varied. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect from your IAPD membership:

Access to

  • A respected distribution channel for plastic pipe, valves and fittings and stock shapes, as well as plastic material suppliers, manufacturers and fabricators
  • Numerous in-person networking opportunities

PVF distributor members also have access to:

  • End users, including engineers, designers, specifiers, OEMs and MROs
  • An “on the ground” sales force through manufacturers, your first point of contact in the supply chain
  • Plastics materials to meet your customers’ specific requirements
  • A network of supplier and machining resources worldwide

PVF manufacturer members also have access to:

  • A distribution channel that brings your products to end users including engineers, designers, specifiers, OEMs and MROs
  • Knowledgeable salespeople in the field selling your products and specifying your brands
  • Local inventory to enhance your business and product development efforts
  • A network of plastics distributors, fabricators and machining resources worldwide

PVF training

to complement your existing training programs or serve as a low-cost alternative to training

  • The IAPD Pipe, Valves and Fittings (PVF) Certificate Program, an industry exam specifically developed for plastics piping industry personnel
  • Current and archived industry articles published in Performance Plastics by PVF experts (available in print and online)
  • Current and archived e-training webinars covering PVF topics including PVF 101, Thermoplastic Valves and Actuation and more
  • Technical resources including Introduction to Plastics,containing a dedicated section to PVF
  • Quarterly economic reports from ITR Economics for members only

Government relations

  • Combating regulations against the industries where PVF is most prevalent
  • Telling the PVF story to legislators
  • Fighting against the deselection of plastics at local and national government levels
  • Being on the forefront of issues impacting the PVF community and plastics piping industry

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