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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..

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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!


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I wanted to personally thank you for your effort and persistence to get me to include Kristie into the mix.  I enjoyed working with you in the process to hire Kristie, and I am confident that she will provide immediate results within our organization.
Again, you are a complete professional and have the unique ability to understand the culture and personality of an organization and match that up with individuals in your network of clients.
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