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Industry Overview:
  Polycarbonate has many advantages. It’s lighter than glass, which helps automobiles save fuel. Its use in insulation saves energy, and its sleek functionality adds value to many applications – construction, electronics and a growing number of medical and ophthalmic uses. Innovative science can develop even more uses for polycarbonate by building on its virtues: toughness, transparency and malleability that make it easy to mold and thermoform. With the help of emerging technologies, polycarbonate can expand its impact in numerous industries.
Common Applications:
  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Burning rates
  • Coating – wet polysiloxane etc.
  • Corrosion, cracking
  • Ductility
  • Extrusion
  • Flame retardants
  • Melt flow
  • Moisture, warping
  • Molding – injection, blow, rotational etc.
  • Phosgene
  • Polycarbonates – regrind, virgin
  • Scratch resistance
  • Standards – UL (Underwriter Laboratories) etc.
  • Thermoforming
  • 3-D printing
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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)
We read and write for industry publications, including:
We participate in industry associations such as:
We regularly attend industry trade shows, including:
We have served and developed relationships with leading companies in the industry, including:
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