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Biodegradable Plastics

Industry Overview:
  With increasing attention being paid to environmental-consciousness, the market for “green” products is growing favorably. From this movement has sprung biodegradable plastics, an eco-friendlier alternative to traditional plastics with far less impact on the environment. Whether bioplastics made from organic products rather than petroleum, or traditional plastics formulated with additives that promote degradation, when properly disposed of, these products have drastically shorter “lifespans” after being discarded.

The battle has not yet concluded, though. The search is on for additional solutions that can be made from renewable raw materials, as well as those which will enable the breakdown of traditional plastics. Because the conditions often must be just-right for the desired biodegradation to occur, additional infrastructure is also needed to make biodegradable plastics a long-term solution to cluttered landfills.

Common Applications:
  • Biodegradable additives
  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Fermentation
  • Hydrolysis, etc.
  • Methanogenesis
  • Biodegradable – aliphatic, cellulose acetate, polyester, etc.
  • Compostabilty
  • Bacteria – Flavobacteria, Pseudomana, etc.
  • Crystallization
  • Molding – injection, blow, etc.
  • Foams
Look for our articles in Bioplastics Magazine and other industry publications..

With over 25 years as a top plastics industry recruitment agency, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their search to find highly qualified professionals. As talent acquisition specialists, we excel at attracting, recruiting and building relationships with potential candidates. Our executive search consultants stay abreast of current industry trends making Ropella a knowledgeable, efficient and effective partner for recruiting top plastics talent.

A proven executive search firm, Ropella is dedicated to helping companies gain a competitive advantage by providing customized and strategic talent solutions. We leverage our industry expertise, proprietary smart search system and global network to deliver exceptional results quickly for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.


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