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Industry Overview

Although it’s not something most of us frequently think about, it’s amazing how many consumer products across all industries are packaged in plastic. There are, of course, plastic water and soda bottles, and all of those consumer electronics in their notoriously-difficult-to-open plastic shells. Ketchup packets, portable packs of baby wipes, medicine bottles, and dissolvable laundry detergent pods are all made of plastic.

Plastic containers offer a wide variety of benefits for CPG companies. Some plastics are flexible and yielding (making those ketchup packets easy to squeeze) while others are firm and offer a protective barrier (ensuring the enclosed drink does not leak out of the bottle when closed). Perhaps the most significant advantages is that plastic allows companies to do more with less – only two pounds of plastic are needed to hold ten gallons, compared to eight pounds of steel or a whopping forty pounds of glass that would be required to hold the same amount.

Plastics packaging manufacturers continue to push research and innovation to remain in step with consumer demand for product safety, aesthetics, performance and sustainability.


With almost 35 years as a top plastics 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 plastics 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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