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Industry Overview:
  Just like additives for the rest of the personal care industry, waxes must constantly adapt to rising trends and new demands from consumers who expect innovation from products that span the gamut, from lipstick and lip balm to hair remover, mascara, beard wax and eyebrow shaper. Today’s consumers increasingly call for more “green” products and for multifunctional products that add diversity and value to their cosmetics purchases. Manufacturing waxes requires understanding of the steps involved, from refining and crystallization to solvent recovery, de-coloring, deodorizing and blending.
Common Applications:
  • Waxes – animal, plant, mineral, synthetic
  • Additives
  • Anti-wrinkling agents
  • Binders
  • Blending
  • Catalysts
  • Crystallization
  • Decoloring
  • Deodorizing
  • Emollients
  • Esters
  • Exfoliation
  • Fatty acids
  • Gelling
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Manufacturing
  • Melting points
  • Moisturizer
  • Raw materials
  • Polymerization
  • Polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.
  • Refining
  • Solubility
  • Solvent Recovery
  • Thickeners
  • Viscosity
Look for our articles in Skin Inc and other industry publications..

Ropella understands the unique recruitment and career challenges faced by the Personal Care and Detergents industry. Our understanding of current industry trends, production, facilities, and your customers means we can find just the right talent or career choice, quickly and efficiently.

Our Executive Search Consultants attend the same Personal Care and Detergents events you attend, and are typically members of the same industry trade associations and exhibitions, networking with potential expert 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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I feel like it is my turn at the pulpit.  First of all, thank you for recognizing my performance in this recruiting effort.  I embraced my partnership with Ropella and I just have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed working with your firm.  Jeff Bennett truly has a passion for what he does.  We worked well together and I have also learned from him.  His attention to detail, deadlines, and results have kept me on my toes! So thank you for giving me a great partner!

Dir. of Human Resources
Dow Kokam
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