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. Presentations range from 30 minutes to an hour and allow 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 2019 date.

Upcoming Webinars

To Register for an IAPD webinar: Login to your IAPD account. If you do not have an IAPD account, you will need to create an account below and login to register for this webinar. All IAPD members and non-members can create an IAPD account. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation from Go To Webinar with the call-in details. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please contact IAPD staff.

Developing Leaders

Friday, July 26, 2019
10:00 a.m. CDT

As a leader, one of your key responsibilities is to develop the people you work with, to push them to achieve more and to develop the next generation of leaders within your organization. Having leaders that can foster a positive corporate culture will have an impact on the organization long term, thus increasing the importance of leadership development. Studies show that up to 70% of workers in the United States are disengaged at work. Developing effective leaders that can engage teams through rewarding work and recognition has actually been shown to increase an organization’s profitability. Increased profits certainly help make the case for ongoing leadership development. This professional development webinar is designed to give you the framework for developing the next generation of leaders in your organization.

Presenter Bio:

Joe Daigneault is the human resources director for Professional Plastics headquartered in Fullerton, CA, USA. He has an MBA degree and a BA degree in Operations Management both from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) accreditation from the HR Certification Institute. He has over 15 years human resources experience in various industries such as retail, third-party logistics, industrial building materials and now plastics. Joe’s human resource experience includes labor relations, employee engagement, learning and organizational development, benefits administration and compensation management.

Introduction to CCRP (Chemical and Corrosion Resistant Plastic)

Thursday, August 8, 2019
11:00 a.m. CDT

This webinar will give an overview of High Density, UHMW PE & Polypropylene materials. This informative program will discuss:

•    Application stories
•    Choosing the right material for the job.
•    Questions to ask before the sale.
•    When and why to mask.
•    Food Grade compliance, FDA, NSF, 3ADairy and USDA.
•    Price of fabrication vs cost of material.

This presentation will offer tips on easy ways to spot CCRP and PE opportunities in the field and communicate what’s new in CCRP and PE materials globally.

Presenter Bios:

Eric Weir is the technical services engineer for Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials in Reading, Pennsylvania. Eric graduated in 2016 from The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology and started working for Quadrant EPP in early 2017. His main function is as a certification and specification engineer with a future of moving into business/application development. Eric serves as the committee chairman of ASTM D20.15.18 subcommittee on Polyoxymethylene plastics and is also a presenter at the Mitsubishi’s Advanced Materials University.

Ryan Flexman began his career at Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials in 2016 as a sales intern, which quickly led to a full time inside sales position managing part of the Mid-Atlantic region. Recently, Ryan moved into the role of a territory manager, covering the entire North East region. He has also joined the Advanced Materials University Team, where his focus is on educating our channel partners about today’s polymer applications. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in business from Bloomsburg University. He is an avid sports fan, and in his free time enjoys skiing, surfing and traveling.

Cutting-Edge ASTM Testing Made Affordable

Friday, August 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. CDT

Wichita State University (WSU) offers innovative approaches to ASTM testing for the performance plastics industry. WSU is recognized as a global leader in product testing and certification, as well as making ground-breaking strides in additive manufacturing and robotics. Through its unique applied learning program, engineering, chemistry and graduate students from other areas of study conduct these tests, resulting in ASTM testing services at significantly lower cost. It's a win-win: students get hands-on training and your company gets access to world-class labs, highly trained students and test results at the very best price. This webinar will explain the areas of testing available, give details about the labs and profile some of the students available to help with your testing needs.

Presenter Bio:

Alan Goodnight, MBA is a director at Wichita State University and the leader of the plastics' industry initiative.  Learn more: https://www.wichita.edu/research/NIAR/niar-labs.php

Introduction to the IAPD Thermoplastics Rectangle

Thursday, September 13, 2019
11:00 a.m. CDT

Learn how to read the IAPD Thermoplastics Rectangle during this brief webinar. This free training tool is an excellent way to quickly learn about performance plastic materials. The rectangle features a list of thermoplastics broken out by type (amorphous, crystalline or imidized) and their key characteristics including cost, strength, performance and more.

On the backside, the Plastic Property Comparison Graphs compare some of the most commonly used thermoplastics such as Cast Nylon and Polycarbonate in relation to operating temperature, compressive strength and more.

Presenter Bio:

Chad Procida is a sales representative at Harker & Associates, a member of the IAPD Environmental Committee and an IAPD trainer for the Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop.

Webinars On-Demand

Click the video below to watch the most recent IAPD webinar. To watch additional archived webinar presentations on-demand, click here. You will need to login to your free IAPD account to order/watch archived webinars from the IAPD Store.

IAPD Webinar Replay from May 10, 2019

Performance Plastics in Sign and Graphics


This webinar gives an overview of the sign and graphics market, the sub-market segments and the places and ways performance plastics are used.

Presenter Bio
Michelle White is the technical market manager focusing on sign & graphics for Vycom Plastics, a world leader in innovative plastic solutions. White is responsible for driving product specifications, performing technical product training and supporting general sales efforts on new and current products. Michelle is a resource for distributors, print service providers and equipment manufacturers when technical questions arise, like material capabilities, on any of Vycom’s sign and graphics materials.