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Fire and Flame Retardant Chemicals

Industry Overview:

Fire safety technology is making major improvements as it develops processes that enhance safety while eliminating or reducing sources of concern about health effects. Breakthroughs in chemical compounds enable the industry to more safely prevent combustion or slow the spread of fire.

Problem-solvers and innovators can continue this improvement of highly efficient flame-retardants while meeting government standards and finding ways to trim expenses. This work is especially important because fire retardant chemicals are used in numerous areas, including construction, clothing, furniture and firefighting.

Ropella has been finding high achievers in science, technology and other fields since 1987. Let us put our proven system to work helping you find the person who is the right fit for your company’s specific needs.

Common Applications:
  • Compounds – organosphorous, organohalogen
  • Reactives, additives
  • Bromine, chlorine, etc.
  • Polyurethane foam, Technical Bulletin 117
  • PBDEs (polybrominated diphenyl esters)
  • Safety – disposal, recycling
  • Organic halides
  • Char formation
  • Intumescents
  • Borates, ammonium phosphates, etc.
  • Formulations
  • Dilution
  • Gel-based
  • Metal hydroxides, molybdate, etc.
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With over 25 years as a top chemical 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 chemical 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.


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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I speak for myself when I say that the Ropella “process” has been impressive with regard to other search firms and headhunters we’ve used in the past.  Truly a dynamic process between the research efforts, skills surveys, marketing piece, and executive summaries.

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DOW Chemical Company
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