Top Reasons to Join IAPD

What does membership in IAPD mean to your plastics company?

The benefits of membership in IAPD are many and varied. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect as a member of IAPD:

Recognition and influence

  • Shape the industry through active involvement
  • Use of the IAPD member logo on your website
  • Shows you’re committed to excellence, a code of ethics and the industry in general
  • Awards for excellence
  • Free placement for press releases, product releases and literature promotions

Business relationships that will help you grow

  • Annual Convention
  • Plastics Expo
  • Committees
  • Common interest groups
  • Golf tournaments
  • Supplier/distributor meetings

Exposure to the engineering end-user community

  • IAPD Plastics Expo, promoted to more than 75,000 engineers and plastics specifiers
  • Webinars target more than 30,000 engineers and plastics specifiers

Timely information about plastics applications, new products and other industry news and trends

  • Performance Plastics
  • IAPD News
  • IAPD Advisor

Affordable training and education

to supplement your employee training program or serve as an affordable alternative to developing your own program
  • IAPD Plastics Certificate Programs
  • Free webinars
  • Technical sessions
  • Quarterly economic reports
  • Plastics property tables
  • AEA University of Innovative Distribution discounts
  • NAW discounts

Major cost savings

  • Free subscriptions for your key staff to critical information resources such as Performance Plastics, the top publication exclusively for and about the plastics distribution industry
  • Free registration to IAPD’s monthly webinars
  • Free listing in the IAPD Membership Directory and IAPD Source Guide (both in print and online)
  • 40% discount on educational offerings such as registrations for the annual IAPD Convention and the IAPD Plastics Certificate Programs
  • 40% discount on exhibit booth rates
  • 15% discount on print and online advertising
  • IAPD member rates for affiliated programs (e.g., insurance)

Exclusive Marketing Tools

  • IAPD Top 26 Markets for plastics one-page fact sheets
  • The IAPD Thermoplastics Rectangle
  • IAPD Material Property Tables
  • Members are encouraged to download and use these tools for internal reference and also to educate customers about the power of plastics
  • For a nominal fee, IAPD will professionally customize these tools with IAPD members' logos and contact information