Distributor

Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in the stocking and wholesale distribution of plastics sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, fittings and valves.

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
  • Free placement for press releases, product releases and literature promotions

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Membership Qualifications

Sec. 1A. 
Distributor Membership. 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.

Exceptions to any of the foregoing requirements for any category of membership may be made by the Board of Directors upon its determination that the particular circumstances will not be to the detriment of the Association or the applicant.

Code of Ethics