What do DNA, PVC pipes, Styrofoam, and bread have in common? Considering you clicked the title of this page to get here, hopefully you already have an idea of the answer: They are all composed of polymers. For many people, the term ‘polymer’ has become synonymous with ‘plastic’; all plastics are polymers, but not all polymers are plastics. Many organic structures are also polymeric in nature, from our very constituency (DNA and hair) to every vital food group (starches, proteins, and cellulose) to natural consumer products (wood, cotton, leather, and natural rubber).
Because polymers are (very long) repetitive chains of monomers, they bring a variety of strengths to the various materials they compose. Kevlar helps protect our first responders, both in police officers’ bullet-proof vests and fire fighters’ proximity suits; Saran Wrap and Styrofoam protect our foods, by shielding them from the elements that would accelerate their decay. Nylon is a fabric that can bend and stretch without tearing, and is used in everything from pantyhose to ukulele strings; meanwhile, carbon fiber is rigid and unforgiving, making it ideal for use in car bodies. Water-resistant PVC is used in raincoats and vinyl siding; conversely, super-absorbent polyacrylamides can be found in diapers.
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Patrick, Thank you for all that you and Ropella do for Dow. The processes and systems you have applied (from The Right Hire) while working with Dow have proved very valuable over many years of service.
Chairman and CEOThe Dow Chemical Company
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.
CEOProcter & Gamble
Hi Pat, Thanks for your email to introduce the Nautic PE Operating Advisors search opportunity. I am very impressed by the form and content of the Opportunity Marketing Piece created by Ropella - best example I have ever seen. Hope you and yours are well. Best regards.
Operating PartnerArsenal Capitol Partners
Ropella is probably one of the best vendor partners that I have ever worked with - just in terms of the quality of search that was done. It was fun, thorough and overall a great experience.
Talent Scout - Materials Development InnovationNike
Our new Vice President of Sales and Marketing has just finished his first week...It appears that we could have not have made a better choice. Your assistance in guiding us through the thought processes that led into our final selection was invaluable. Congratulations on a job well done!
ChairmanNorman Fox & Co
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