Fabricator

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Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in downstream fabrication of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, fittings and valves. 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.
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  • Shape the industry through active involvement
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  • Shows you’re committed to excellence, a code of ethics and the industry in general
  • Awards for excellence
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Membership Qualifications

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 51 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 US$1 million of 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 or manufacturers 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.

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