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Industry Overview

No, when we talk about “films”, we aren’t talking about watching a movie (although old-fashioned film rolls were, indeed, printed on plastic films). Plastic films are thin, flexible membranes that can be cast or extruded from most types of plastic resin. Their most widespread use is in packaging, particularly food packaging. From the in-store bags you use to gather your produce to candy wrappers to stretch wrap used to preserve leftovers, plastic films offer both protection and convenience to food products. Other uses include bubble wrap, shrink wrap, and IV bags.

Plastic films offer an assortment of advantages over other materials – including rigid plastics – especially when it comes to packaging applications. Rigid plastics have a significantly higher strength-to-weight ratio than glass, metal, or paper; plastic films, on the other hand, offer a similar improvement of strength-to-weight as compared to rigid plastics. This means, obviously, that less packaging is needed; this allows for lower production costs, less end waste, reduced storage space requirements, and lower fuel costs thanks to reduced weights.


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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