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The EPDA offers two types of membership for plastics distributors and manufacturers.

Distributor Membership

A distributor is classified as a company, which is primarily engaged in the stocking and wholesale distribution of finished and semi-finished plastic products, eg sheet, rod, tube, pipe, film, valves, etc.

Applicants for Distributor Membership must:

  1. Be domicile in a European country.
  2. Have an annual turnover in plastic products of not less than 1.000.000 Euro.
  3. Have a plastics distribution business which accounts for 25% or more of the company’s gross sales.
  4. Provide two current EPDA or IAPD members as their sponsor.
  5. Have been in business for at least two years.
  6. Accept the EPDA Code of Practice

Cost of Distributor Membership €1500 annually.

Manufacturer Membership

A manufacturer is classified as a company, which is primarily engaged in the manufacturer of finished and semi-finished plastic products, eg sheet, rod, tube, pipe, film, valves, etc.

Applicants for Manufacturer Membership must:

  1. Show commitment to the use of distributors for their products and have at least 51% of their gross plastics sales handled by distributors.
  2. Submit a distribution policy statement showing that 51% of sales go through distributors.
  3. Have an annual turnover in plastic products of not less than 1.000.000 Euro.
  4. Provide two current EPDA or IAPD members as their sponsor.
  5. Must, at the time of joining, introduce 1 x new Distributor who also wishes to join EPDA.
  6. Have been in business for at least two years.
  7. Accept the EPDA Code of Practice

Cost of Manufacturer Membership €2500 annually.

EPDA Code of Practice

  • Is focused on quality
  • Is committed to staff training and development
  • Promotes good business practice and has clear, published statements on terms of sales and product warranties
  • Is dedicated to customer satisfaction by developing excellence in the plastics industry
  • Promotes and supports the distribution channel as a means of bringing products to market
  • Supplies only products which meet appropriate international standards
  • Maintains comprehensive stocks to satisfy customer needs
  • Promotes good business practice and has clear, published statements on terms of sales and product warranties
Apply for Membership

Distributor

1500annually

Manufacturer

2500annually