The range of
Currently, APIP brings together a range of Members that include Effective Members - plastics converters and raw materials producers – and Adherent Members, which include producers and importers of raw materials, representatives of equipment for the industry and other entities in the plastic value chain.
The Effective Members are divided into several subsectors such as: packaging, civil construction, parts for the automotive industry, technical parts, electrical and electronic material, insulation material, medical and hospital material, plastics reinforced with fiberglass, household and sanitary items, sports equipment, footwear and clothing, material for automation and transportation, among others.
Benefits of being
On becoming APIP members, companies begin to benefit from a set of unique services and conditions for the development of their business, namely in the following areas:
Includes a personalised and exclusive service to clarify legal and labour issues, namely interpretation of the Employment Contract and Labour Laws, Collective Bargaining and other topics, ensuring a timely and technically rigorous response to the issues raised.
Integration in RTD projects
Possibility of integrating RTD projects that foster innovation and technological development, of which the “Better Plastics” project is the most recent example.
Access to an ongoing technical support service which aims to support companies in the technical and technological area of the plastics sector, especially with regard to industrial and product regulations, quality, environment, certification and standardisation.
Access to a support service to promote internationalisation and increase exports of your products. Taking into account its close connection with Portuguese official entities (Ministry of Economy, AICEP, IAPMEI, Chambers of Commerce, etc.) and foreign entities, APIP participates in overseas promotion initiatives, welcoming missions and international strategic partnerships, as well as information and dissemination services.
Access to an exclusive and privileged area on the APIP website for the placement of job vacancies. The job exchange facilitates direct matches between those offering and those looking for employment in the Plastics Sector.
Regular availability of updated information on legislation relevant to the Plastics Sector, so you can plan and manage your organisation and business.
Access to specialised training
Privileged access to various training sessions and national and international events related to the sector (Plastics Summit, fairs, meetings, conferences, workshops, training, etc.), with reduced registration costs.
Business OpportunitiesRegular availability of updated information on legislation relevant to the Plastics Sector, so you can plan and manage your organisation and business.
Privileged information about the sector
Regular access to diverse information related to the Plastics Sector (legal, economic, tax, labour, social, raw materials, equipment, etc.), sent in the form of studies, newsletters, information bulletins and emails.
Industry funding support programme
Availability of systematised information on the financial support programmes and mechanisms available to the plastics sector, which are essential for increasing companies’ competitiveness.