e-Training Webinars

Webinars are a convenient, quick and cost-effective way to educate IAPD members, plastics professionals and end users about the vast world of performance plastics. Each presentation is one hour and allows companies to easily inform a target audience about an interesting topic they are knowledgeable on. If you have an area of expertise that you would like to present via webinar, please contact Courtney Karr to schedule a 2017 date.

Upcoming Webinars

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Decoding Tubing Material Solutions for Food & Beverage Dispensing

Friday, May 19, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Topic:
Decoding Tubing Material Solutions for Food & Beverage Dispensing

Short description:
Acknowledging that choosing an appropriate food and beverage dispensing tubing solution is a critical step to safeguard the quality, consistency and safety of a product and that materials must be carefully selected based on criteria specific to an application, the webinar “Decoding Tubing Material Solutions for Food and Beverage Dispensing” breaks down tubing materials and their key attributes to help ensure the right food and beverage tubing is used for the right dispensing application.

Audience takeaways:
  • An understanding of material types – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), Polyolefin-based formulations, Silicone Rubber, Fluoropolymers, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) – and the benefits of each in relation to particular dispensing applications;
  • Information on Saint-Gobain’s expertise in selecting appropriate materials and comprehensive manufacturing capabilities.
Target audience:
Food & Beverage Dispensing Equipment Manufacturers; Dispensing Equipment Manufacturers

Speakers:
Iuliana Nita, Global Marketing Manager, Food and Beverages, Process Systems Business Unit at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Ms. Nita holds a PhD in Polymer Science from Manchester Metropolitan University, an MBA in Marketing from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. She has over seventeen years of experience in marketing and business development, primarily in the polymer industry. As a Global Marketing Manager, Ms. Nita helps to connect processes, operations and products with what matters most to the industry: safety, performance and brand assurance.

She can be contacted at Iuliana.Nita@saint-gobain.com.

Mark Colton, Product Development Manager, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

Mr. Colton has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Akron. He has been with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics since 1993 and has more than 35 years of experience in polymerization, compounding and extrusion of thermoplastic and elastomeric materials and has held positions in manufacturing supervision, manufacturing and engineering management, and R&D product/process development. Mr. Colton’s current development responsibilities include products for medical, pharmaceutical, food & beverage, laboratory and industrial markets. His employment history also includes BFGoodrich Chemical and Furon and he holds multiple patents as a co-inventor of multi-layer tubing products for various applications.

Mr. Colton can be contacted at mark.f.colton@saint-gobain.com.

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Thermoplastics for Chemical Handling Systems

Monday, June 26, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT

Through real-life applications, you will have a better understanding of the capabilities of thermoplastic piping and what to consider when designing a system.

Sample projects will highlight:

  • Advantages of thermoplastics vs. metal
  • Material selection/chemical resistance
  • Pressure/temperature relationships
  • Thermal expansion/support
  • Weathering/Outdoor exposure

The presentation will detail solutions to common problems in very demanding applications.


Recruiting and Retention in Today's Manufacturing World

Friday, July 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. CDT

Recruiting and retaining talented women in today’s work environment presents new challenges we need to address with fresh eyes and new understanding. In this session, Frank Pastor, Vice President - Human Resources at Alro Steel Corporation, shares relevant insight based on his years of research and experience in this area. He will share some of the tools and tactics you can use to foster success in organizations looking to balance their work environments. He will also discuss the benefits of adding more diversity to the workforce.

Webinars On-Demand

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IAPD Webinar Replay from April 28, 2017

5 Keys to Unlocking Profitable Growth




Too often, distributors’ sales and marketing resources are tied down doing the same old things when they could be working for the company in much more powerful ways. How does this happen? It is partly due to a sales-oriented mentality that if the numbers are bad, it is the economy’s fault; if they are good, the discussion is unnecessary. When a senior executive starts asking questions about the return on sales and marketing investments, she may hear:

 

• “We are not price competitive.”

• “This is the best we could do with limited funds.”

• “We need to hire more reps.”

• “I have to call on every customer, or our competitors will take the business.”

These answers are drawn from anecdotes and emotional conviction. But the key to gaining true market alignment is to rely more on data than on assumptions and to challenge yourself to reconsider your role in the supply chain.

A market access strategy provides a framework for distributors to align their investments with real opportunities for growth. Market access is about understanding what’s really happening in your markets and responding accordingly. And it’s an ongoing process, with stops along the way. It’s not about pinning your success on one tool or a one-size-fits-all approach.

In this valuable webinar, you'll learn the five keys to ensuring your distribution business doesn’t miss out on growth.


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