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Consumer Products Plastics

Industry Overview:
  Bright minds and innovative thinking are needed for the consumer products industry as it navigates a marketplace dealing with changing demographics, new consumer tastes, technological challenges and a constant push to reduce economic and environmental costs. Plastic is vital to consumer products, whether as component, synthetic or packaging, durable or nondurable. New advances in consumer product plastics can enhance the future, whether through totally new applications or through increased tweaking of “light-weighting,” which lets manufacturers ship more product with less packaging.
Common Applications:
  • Antioxidants
  • Anti-stats
  • Biodegradability
  • Calendering
  • Carbon, silicone
  • Casting
  • Colorants
  • Crystalline, amorphous
  • Impact resistance
  • Extrusion
  • Fillers
  • Film blowing
  • Flame retardants
  • Foaming agents
  • Lubricants
  • Melt flow
  • Molding – injection, blow, rotational etc.
  • Monomer, homopolymer, copolymer etc.
  • Natural, synthetic
  • Overmolding
  • Plasticizers
  • Pyrolysis
  • Regulation – government agencies
  • Thermoset, thermoplastic
  • Thermoforming
  • Toxicity, safety etc.
  • Transparency, opaqueness
Look for our articles in Packaging Digest 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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We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:
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