What can membership in IAPD mean to your plastics recycling company?

The benefits of membership in IAPD are many and varied. Plus, IAPD members are environmentally responsible and are actively seeking recycler partners. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect as a member of IAPD:

Recognition and influence

  • Shape the industry through active involvement
  • Use of the IAPD member logo and GreenSceneTM on your website and collateral
  • Shows you’re committed to excellence, a code of ethics, sustainability and the industry in general
  • Awards for excellence, such as the IAPD Environmental Excellence Award
  • Free promotion of your press releases, product releases and literature to plastics professionals

Business relationships that will help you grow

  • Annual Convention
  • Plastics Expo
  • Committees, including the Environmental Committee
  • Common interest groups
  • Golf tournaments

Exposure to the engineering end-user community

  • IAPD Plastics Expo, promoted to more than 200,000 engineers and plastics specifiers
  • Webinars target more than 30,000 engineers, designers and plastics specifiers

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

  • Performance Plastics
  • IAPD News
  • IAPD Advisor


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Affordable training

to supplement your employee training program or serve as an affordable alternative to developing your own program

  • IAPD Plastics Certificate Programs
  • Free webinars
  • Technical sessions
  • Plastics property tables
  • Association Education Alliance University of Innovative Distribution discounts
  • National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors discounts

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, shipping)

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