Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop

SEPTEMBER 10 – 11, 2024   •  Burr Ridge (Chicago), IL USA
What’s the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to make sure your customers are happy with the materials you help them select for their projects? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to learn about the many performance plastics materials so you can be the go-to expert? The Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop!

This workshop takes the Introduction to Plastics training manual and transforms it into an exciting, interactive two-day learning experience. Whether you are new to plastics or a seasoned pro, the Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop provides the information you need to:

  • Select the right performance plastics for various applications
  • Understand supplier information and customer requirements
  • Demonstrate the value of performance plastics to different types of industries

Why choose the Live Training over the virtual Introduction to Plastics course?

Completing your Level 1 Introduction to Plastics certificate live guarantees you endless opportunities for networking with plastics professionals and peers, having all your questions answered real-time, hands-on demonstrations and one-of-a-kind learning experiences you will only get by attending in-person. 

Registration Fees

IAPD Members: US$399

Nonmembers: US$499

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Registration fee includes:
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday during the workshop
  • A copy of Introduction to Performance Plastics + Plastics Level 1 Certificate Program Test
  • Course workbook and all training materials for the course.


    9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Introduction to Performance Plastics

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

A Brief History of Plastics

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Processing Techniques

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Properties of Plastics

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

Optional Dinner

*Attendees will be billed back for the optional group dinner on Tuesday.

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Hotel Location

Crowne Plaza Chicago SW
300 South Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

IAPD Group Rate
$99.00 per night.  

Book a Room


IAPD Introduction to Plastics Live Training delegates will receive a special room rate of US$99 per night for a single/double room. You must book your room by Monday, August 26, 2024, to receive this special rate. After August 26, 2024, the room block will close, and the room rate will increase to the going rate. 

Workshop Instructor

The live training workshop will be led by IAPD professionals trained to give you a hands-on learning experience and a broad understanding of the performance plastics industry. Chad Procida is a Territory Manager at Harker & Associates Inc. and vice chair of the IAPD Education Committee. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn directly from a seasoned performance plastics professional.

For questions, contact:

Lauren Fredrickson

Director of Meetings and Events

Phone: +913.345.1005 [email protected]