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Fatigue resistance. Elasticity. Toughness. Resistance to most solvents, including water, acids, and bases. These are a few of the properties that make polypropylene the second-most widely produced plastic. Another advantage that polypropylene offers is that it is a thermoplastic – when subjected to high temperatures, it can be remelted and recycled into new products.

Although it is a thermoplastic, polypropylene is actually relatively heat-resistant – it is durable enough that it is used for microwave- and dishwasher-safe reusable food storage containers. It is also widely used in car batteries (the most consistently recycled product in the country) and so-called “living hinges”. Living hinges are found in high-use pop-tops like ketchup, shampoo, and Tic Tac bottles. Polypropylene is also an important component of weather-resistant apparel on both sides of the spectrum – from thermal underwear to warm-weather clothing that pulls sweat away from the skin.


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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