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Medical Plastics

Industry Overview:
  You can expect medical plastics to continue to dramatically transform health care by building on numerous improvements in recent decades. Researchers are working on innovative breakthroughs such as polycarbonate surgical tools, plastic skin patches to replace painful injections, bioresorbable heart stents made of plastic, and 3-D body part printing to create medical devices and implants. Through innovative technology and science, this industry will expand medical plastic’s growing role in health care – prosthetic devices, surgical gloves, machinery, wearables, artificial corneas, hearing aids, eyeglass frames and lenses, packaging and much more.
Common Applications:
  • Autoclaving
  • Bio-compatibility
  • Clarity
  • Coloring
  • Compounding
  • Electrical properties, insulation
  • Extrusion
  • Formulation
  • Germicides, disinfectants, sterilants
  • Lubrication
  • Machining (forming, molding, extrusion)
  • Material purity, standard values
  • Mechanical properties
  • OEM
  • Packaging
  • Resistance – chemical, cracking, creep, radioactivity, hydrolysis, wear
  • Regulation – FDA, USP, ISO
  • Semi-finished products
  • Stability – heat, dimensional etc.
  • Stiffness
  • Strength – torsional etc.
  • Traceability
  • Tribological properties
Look for our articles in Medical Plastics News 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.


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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