Introduction to Plastics is the one reference tool every plastics professional should have at their fingertips. It examines the basic behaviours and properties of plastic materials and their varied uses. It also includes ASTM and ISO standards as well as a directory of trade names, a comprehensive glossary and detailed property tables for easy reference. Originally published in English by IAPD, this training manual is now available in German, French, and Italian. Click here to take a look inside the Introduction to Plastics, in French, German, Italian and English.
The Excellence in Sales Certificate programme is an educational offering designed to give your distribution sales force the tools it needs to not only find customers, but to find the RIGHT customers and keep them. The programme addresses the unique roles of 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. Enroll today.
Get ahead in your plastics career with the Plastics Certificate Programme. Whether you are a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned pro, the Plastics Certificate Programme can take your knowledge to a higher level. The programme was developed by the IAPD Education Committee to help educate and evaluate distribution sales professionals in the plastics distribution industry and is based on a broad understanding of the industry.
The Level One Certificate Course covers materials and their properties, as well as sales skills. Most of the information comes directly from the IAPD Plastics Primer and Introduction to Plastics. There is also a study guide available online.
The Level Two Certificate course is a more advanced educational tool for continued learning. It expands on the materials learned in Level One by putting that information to practical use with applications from a variety of markets. It evaluates your ability to help your customer by providing customer service solutions. You will not always know all of the answers, but in order to be a successful distribution professional, you must know where to find them. This test gives you practice in doing just that.
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In an article entitled “Hungary’s progress is hampered by slowdown,” Richard Higgs of the European Plastics News provides an in depth analysis of the plastics market in Hungary today. For more information about what factors are influencing the market, the major plastics companies in Hungary and the markets they serve, click here to read more.
The Pentacard® product line of card films from Klöckner Pentaplast has been extended to include Pentacard® kpLonglife™ WF278 2+2 W32 overlay film for secure and non-secure card applications. Engineered for heat and crack resistance, Pentacard kpLonglife PVC/PET overlay film is designed to replace a customer’s current PVC overlay film where enhanced card durability is required and can transform a normal PVC card into a long life card structure. By using this overlay film, card manufacturing steps and the number of materials can be reduced, resulting in less processing. Read more.
How do you get more value out of your EPDA membership? By volunteering for a committee! EPDA is currently looking for motivated members who want to build their networks, share their talents and are willing to shape the future of the EPDA through service on a committee. Choose from the
- Communications Committee
- Environmental Committee
- Membership Committee
- Plastic Stock Shapes Committee
- Industry Committee (formerly PVF Committee)
There’s a committee to match any interest and skill set. For more information, contact a member of the Board of Directors, a committee chair or an EPDA staff member. See the Board of Directors page on epda.com. Volunteer committees are vital to the operations of EPDA, so please join this group of dedicated industry professionals and help determine future EPDA programmes and member services.
Join us for all the excitement of the EPDA Annual Conference, 10-13 May in beautiful historic Budapest, Hungary. There’s still time to register for this premiere event. You will hear from expert speakers on the state of the plastics industry in Hungary and Europe, hear about future market developments, take part in THREE market segment meetings (Signs & Display, Building & Construction and Industry) and have plenty of time to network with colleagues in a stunning setting. Register today.