Resin Manufacturer/Distributor

What can membership in IAPD mean to your 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:

Direct Access

  • Access to hundreds of salespeople in the field selling your products, specifying your brand
  • Local inventory to support your development efforts – stock shapes and pipe, valves and fittings
  • Fastest way to “push” your products to the market
  • Connection to a channel that can help “pull” your products to the OEM/MROs
  • Train the supply channel on resins using IAPD’s resources for training opportunities
  • Access to an “on the ground” sales force through distributors, the first point of contact in the supply chain

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

Exposure to the engineering end-user community

  • IAPD Plastics Expo, promoted to more than 75,000 engineers and plastics specifiers
  • Webinars target more than 20,000 engineers and specifiers
  • Market to the top 26 industries for plastics, including aerospace, medical, transportation, waste water, sign and display, etc.

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
  • 35% discount on exhibit booth rates
  • 15% discount on print and online advertising
  • IAPD member rates for affiliated programs (e.g., insurance)

Supply chain

  • Meet the supply chain that sell your resins
  • Direct access to the distribution channel for plastics stock shapes and PVF including resin manufacturers/distributors, manufacturers, distributors, processors and fabricators
  • Grow your business through the sale and distribution of manufacturer plastic products
  • Invest in vertical integration and build your success
  • IAPD represents approximately 115 plastics stock shapes and pipe valves and fittings manufacturers ranging from one million to one billion in sales revenue each year
  • IAPD represents approximately 140 plastics stock shapes and pipe valves and fittings distributors ranging from one million to one billion in sales revenue each year

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

  • Performance Plastics
  • IAPD News
  • IAPD Advisor
  • Membership Directory
  • Source Guide

Affordable training and education

to supplement your employee training program or serve as a low-cost alternative for training

  • IAPD Plastics Certificate Program
  • Free webinars
  • Technical sessions
  • Application seminars
  • Plastics property tables
  • AEA University of Innovative Distribution discounts
  • NAW discounts
  • IAPD venue for training opportunities
  • Reasonably priced dues compared to the average association

Networking opportunities to grow your business

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

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 partners and customers about the power of plastics
  • For a nominal fee, IAPD will professionally customize these tools with IAPD members' logos and contact information