Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop

April 21-22, 2020

Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Hear from a past workshop attendee.
What’s the best way to differentiate yourself from the competition? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to make sure your customers are happy with the materials you help them select for their projects? Product knowledge!

What’s the best way to learn about the many performance plastics materials so you can be the go-to expert? The Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop!

This workshop takes the Introduction to Plastic training manual and transforms it into an exciting, interactive two-day learning experience. Whether you are new to plastics or a seasoned pro, the Introduction to Plastics Live Training Workshop provides the information you need to:

  • Select the right performance plastics for various applications
  • Understand supplier information and customer requirements
  • Demonstrate the value of performance plastics to different types of industries

Registration Fees

IAPD Members: US$399

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Registration fee includes:
  • A copy of Introduction to Plastics, 12th Edition
  • Course workbook and all training materials for the course
  • The Introduction to Plastics Level I Certificate Program
  • Lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday


  • Welcome
  • Introduction to Performance Plastics
  • A Brief History of Plastics
  • Processing Techniques
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Properties of Plastics

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Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County

3131 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626 USA

IAPD Group Rate - $159.00 per night.  

Book a Room

IAPD has blocked a limited number rooms at the Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County Hotel for this event. The cut-off date for the IAPD group rate is Monday, April 6. After Monday, April 6 the hotel will accept reservations on a space and rate available basis. 

Workshop Instructors

The live training workshop will be led by one of IAPD’s professionals trained to give you a hands-on learning experience and a broad understanding of the performance plastics industry. Chad Procida is a sales representative at Harker & Associates. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn directly from this veteran performance plastics professional.

For questions, contact:


Courtney Karr

Director of Marketing and Education
Phone: +913.345.1005