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Powder Coatings

Industry Overview:
  Powder coatings offer several functional and aesthetic advantages over traditional liquid paints. The small particle size and spray delivery allows for thicker applications without worries of running or sagging, and even the thinner applications won’t show horizontal or vertical brush strokes. Because there is no solvent needed to suspend binders and fillers, there are few to no volatile organic compounds released into the atmosphere as the coating dries. The unused and oversprayed powder is easily recovered to be either reused or safely disposed of.

Additionally, powder coatings are stronger and more durable than liquid paints. They are more resistant to wear issues including scratches, chips, fading and corrosion. They are not easily affected by weathering, moisture, or bumps and other impacts. These properties are thanks to the high cross-link density long molecular chains that are created through the electrostatic spray and heat curing processes.

Common Applications:
  • Pre-treatment
  • Phosphates, chromates, etc.
  • Materials – polymer resin, etc.
  • Curing – curatives, drying ovens, etc.
  • Pigments
  • Leveling agents
  • Application processes
  • Conveyors, racks etc.
  • Software – measuring, etc.
  • Masking
  • Environmental regulation
Look for our articles in Powder Coating Magazine and other industry publications..

With over 25 years as a top paints and coatings 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 paints and coatings 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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Jeff Bennett

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Ropella is probably one of the best vendor partners that I have ever worked with - just in terms of the quality of search that was done.  It was fun, thorough and overall a great experience.

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