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Glass Additives

Industry Overview:

The industry is constantly seeking smart thinkers who can find new ways to improve applications, shave costs and deliver products to customers more quickly. Glass additives already have a huge market – everything from paperweights and fiber optics to cladding on skyscrapers – but new materials and new treatment techniques can make new uses possible.

Polymers and alloys have revolutionized the market beyond traditional silicate glass, offering opportunities for creative scientists and technology professionals to explore novel uses and find ways to save money on existing products. Nanoparticles help us see into space, glass bubbles help drillers go deeper into the sea bottom, and additives make glass ever stronger, just to name three examples of the constantly evolving field.

At Ropella, we have spent many years learning the people and the issues in science, technology and other fields. We can use those insights to help you find the best hire for your company’s special requirements.

Common Applications:
  • Silicate glass
  • Glass transition
  • Refining, coating, annealing, cutting, etc.
  • Metallic alloys, polymers, aqueous solutions, etc.
  • Glass batch, linear regression, optimization, etc.
  • Additives – iron oxide, manganese, boron, etc.
  • Aerodynamic levitation, splat quenching, etc.
  • Network formers, intermediates and modifiers
  • Network glasses, amorphous metals, electrolytes, etc.
  • Coloring Strengthening -- thermal, chemical treatments
  • Customized products
  • Nanoparticles
  • Additive manufacturing – 3D printing
  • Recycling – firing agents, antimony oxide, sodium sulfates, 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.


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