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Biodegradable Plastics

Industry Overview:
  Biodegradable plastics are an environmentally friendly substitute for traditional plastics because there is far less impact on the environment. With more attention than ever being put on “green” and eco-friendly products, the market for biodegradable plastics is growing favorably.

The search is on for eco-friendly solutions that can be made from renewable raw materials and/or for current plastics made with petroleum to be treated with biodegradable additives. Cornstarch, soybeans, bacteria and vegetable oil are just a few of the items being explored as scientists seek ways to change the “throwaway culture” of disposable products cluttering 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 30 years of recruiting experience, Ropella understands the unique recruitment and hiring challenges faced by the Plastics industry. First-hand experience with the chemists, manufacturing processes, ingredients, and current plastic customer trends and applications means we can find just the right staff, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same industry events and conferences you attend, and are likely members of the same plastics industry trade associations and groups, networking with potential candidates for your company. If you are looking for a highly qualified and professional recruiter, or executive search consultant (headhunter), give Ropella a call and put our people and process to work for you!


The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
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