Are you ready for the next level? More than 1,000 people have participated in the IAPD Plastics Certificate Program and it can take your knowledge to a higher level. The program was developed by the IAPD Education Committee to help educate and evaluate professionals in the plastics distribution industry.
Though this product comes in the form of a test, it is meant as an educational tool for continued learning. Get all the details at www.iapd.org/bookstore/certificate_program.cfm
IAPD has an educational offering designed to give your sales force the tools it needs to not only find customers, but to find the RIGHT customers and keep them. The Excellence in Sales Program is a certificate program that addresses the unique roles of both inside and outside sales professionals with a pair of study guides and examinations that you and your staff will refer to over and over again.
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A European consortium has secured €1.9m of EU funding for the three-year SupercleanQ project. It is hoped that the project will yield technology designed to make recycled plastics suitable for food contact. Read more.
Georg Fischer reaffirmed its strong commitment to its Clean Water Foundation the occasion of the World Water Day, 22 March 2012. Since its creation in 2002, the Clean Water Foundation of Georg Fischer has financed almost 100 water supply projects bringing access to clean drinking water to 200,000 people in 50 countries.
“We at Georg Fischer will continue to support the Clean Water Foundation because the issue of water availability touches us all and because, as specialists in this sector, we are in a position to offer a meaningful contribution,” says Yves Serra, CEO of Georg Fischer. Read more.
European plastics processors are still coming under increasing pressure, with raw material prices increasing 20 percent since December, according to the European Plastics Converters (EuPC) trade association.
“There has been a sharp upswing in prices across the board for most polymers, commodity and engineering, and this is both seriously compromising processors with their customers as well as threatening profitability,” managing director Alexandre Dangis said in a statement. Read more.
March is National Prostate Cancer awareness month and 19 members of the Nylacast team have been growing facial hair to raise funds for local Leicestershire, UK, charity Prostaid to help in the fight against prostate cancer.
Funds go toward the purchase of innovative equipment for hospitals and the funding of Prostate Cancer specialist nurses. Read more.