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Our Three Pillars

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Grow and advocate for the performance plastics industry



Improve the knowledge, performance and capability of IAPD members



Make the distribution channel the path of choice

What are Performance Plastics?

Performance plastics can be strong, lightweight, flexible, durable, sheer and environmentally friendly. Consider the variety of advantages performance plastics offer, including:

  • Ability to withstand chemicals and corrosion, or be fully biodegradable.
  • Low weight-to-strength ratio saves you money on transportation and fuel.
  • Low coefficient of friction means less lubrication and less wear on other parts.
  • Long life and repairability means fewer replacements and less downtime.

Look through our site to find out more about plastics properties, applications, benefits and trade names. Browse our membership directory to locate top manufacturers and distributors of plastic stock shapes, see-throughs and pipe, valves and fittings.

Why Distribution?

IAPD Distributor members serve many varied functions, including:

  • Acting as selling agents for suppliers and buying agents for customers in geographically defined markets.
  • Physically distributing products.
  • Adding value through product customization because they physically possess products.
  • Acting as banks, playing a role in financing the growing economy.
  • Providing post-sale service and support.
  • Being experts in the materials, thereby serving as a valuable knowledge base to their customers.
Contact an IAPD Distributor member for all your plastics needs. It's good business to do business with an IAPD member.

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