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Silicone and Sealants Chemistry

Overview Industry Overview:

Silicones behave something like a rubber-plastic compound. They are strong insulators and sealants, keeping out extreme temperatures, water, and even ultraviolet light without weathering. The move towards more safe and non-toxic consumer products has thrust silicone-based products into the spotlight in recent years.

Many of us are first exposed to silicone when we are still infants: commercial baby bottles often utilize silicone to create a hard but flexible (and leak-proof) top. Silicones are used as sealants in a wide variety of uses, from construction and plumbing to automobile and airplane parts to household aquariums. Silicones are also popular in many personal care products, for their ability to soften and moisturize – they are found in conditioners, shaving creams, cosmetics, and fabric softeners.

App Common Applications:

  • Polymerization, synthesis, combustion, etc.
  • Silicone group – silanones, etc.
  • Modified silicone
  • Silicones – one-part, two-part, etc.
  • Compounding
  • Raw materials
  • Fillers, adhesion promoters, catalysts, etc.
  • Formulation process
  • Production – batch, continuous
  • Testing
  • Curing systems

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With almost 35 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.

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Silicone and Sealants Chemistry

 

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Silicone & Sealants Chemistry
Senior Silicone Sales Representative,
Siltech

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