Send Your Announcements

IAPD members are encouraged to send press releases for publication in the regular departments of Performance Plastics: People & Places, Product Showcase and Application Showcase. As a membership benefit, IAPD members may submit press releases free of charge. Nonmember companies that advertise in an issue of the magazine are entitled to free publicity in the People & Places section. Nonmember companies may have their press releases published for a US$500 publicity fee.

Editorial Policy for Performance Plastics Departments

Interested in getting your news in Performance Plastics? We welcome your press releases. Just follow these simple guidelines:

 

People & Places

The People & Places section is the place to publicize personnel moves such as new hires, promotions, retirements and so on. It’s also the place to share news about your company with the rest of the industry, such as relocating to a new location, receiving an accolade or reaching a milestone of some sort.

People & Places announcements are usually approximately 150 words or less. When sending news about a person, please include a passport‐style photo to accompany the announcement. The photo should have a vertical orientation, include head and shoulders only, have a plain background and be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) for best results. We can work with most graphic image types, but please do not send a photo that has been embedded in a Word document because those images are usually too low resolution.

Although news from companies that are not IAPD members is permitted in this section, priority is given to news from IAPD member companies.

Product Showcase

The Product Showcase section is the best department for announcements about new and innovative products. Please include details about availability and a photo of your new product (space permitting). Product Showcase announcements tend to run 150‐200 words and will include your company’s website.

IAPD member companies are entitled to free press coverage in the Product Showcase section. Non-member companies who wish to have their news included may contact Dave Blackhurst, IAPD sales manager, +913.387.1116, about paying a publicity fee to be included in this section of the magazine.

Information provided to the Product Showcase is deemed reliable but is not verified on the part of the publisher. It should not be assumed that the publisher has reviewed or tested any of the products.


Application Showcase

The Application Showcase section is the place to share the innovative uses of plastics products. If your products are being used in exciting and/or different ways, let us know! Application Showcase announcements are approximately 200 words and we welcome your photos.

IAPD member companies are entitled to free press coverage in the Application Showcase section. Non-member companies who wish to have their news included may contact Dave Blackhurst, IAPD sales manager, +913.387.1116, about paying a publicity fee to be included in this section of the magazine.

Information provided to the Application Showcase is deemed reliable but is not verified on the part of the publisher.

Editorial Guidelines

IAPD headquarters staff reserves the right to edit press releases for space and content. We will do our best to ensure that your original intention is preserved during the editing process.

There is a limit of one photo per announcement in the People & Places, Product Showcase and Application Showcase departments. You are welcome to send more than one photo, but space considerations limits us to only using one photo per announcement (space permitting).

We usually receive more press releases than we can use in each issue, so for the best chance of being included please send your announcements prior to the Space Deadline as printed in the magazine media kit. Please read on if you are interested in submitting a Special Feature article.


Special Feature Articles

Special Feature articles are the place to demonstrate your expertise in your part of the plastics industry.

The Special Feature articles must be educational in nature and not commercialized. No trade names may be used in the article itself, but you are entitled to include photos of applications and/or products relevant to the article. In the photo captions you are entitled to include proprietary trade names.

The word count for Special Feature articles is between 800‐1,500 words. Deadlines are usually 10‐14 days before the Space Deadline as printed in the magazine media kit. Contact Liz Novak as soon as possible if you are interested in contributing a Special Feature article so space can be reserved for it.

In addition to reserving the right to edit it, the Editorial Committee reviews all Special Feature articles and may have further requests for authors based on that review.

For editorial inquiries, please contact:


Liz Novak

Director of Marketing and Communications/Editor-In-Chief

Phone: +913.345.1005


For advertising opportunities, please contact:


Dave Blackhurst

Sales Manager

Phone: +913.387.1116