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Pulp and Paper Chemicals

Industry Overview:

Chemicals determine wood finish brightness, viscosity and many other aspects of paper and board, underscoring their importance in various pulping processes. But new ways always are being sought to save fiber, improve stiffness and otherwise add value.

Discoveries via improved science and technology can reduce waste, cut energy costs and concoct new applications. People with talent, knowledge and insights can help solve problems and make the industry more sustainable.

To find the top performers, call Ropella. We’re in the business of finding the right hire for your team when it comes to high achievers in science, technology and related disciplines.

Common Applications:
  • Cooking – sulfate, sulfite, black liquor, etc.
  • Inhibitors
  • Flocculants
  • Dispersants, coagulants
  • Binder replacements
  • Effluent treatment
  • Mechanical pulping – silicon carbide, aluminum oxide
  • Thermomechanical pulping
  • Chemithermomenchanical pulping – sodium carbonate, etc.
  • Chemical pulping – kraft process, sulfite process, etc.
  • Recycled pulping – de-inking
  • Organosolv pulping
  • Alternative pulping – fungi, lignin peroxidase
  • Bleaching – ozone, chrloine dioxide, etc.
  • Digester systems – batch, continuous
  • Recovery systems – heat, chemical, etc.
  • Pulp intermediates
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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.


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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Patrick,  It was nice seeing you at this year’s Soap & Detergent Association annual meeting. I look forward to sharing the Right Hire with my leadership team. Thanks again to a valued partner and Leader.

Procter & Gamble
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