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Industry Overview

Polystyrene is the sort of material which runs the gamut from hard, clear, and solid – like the plastic cases that house DVDs – to soft, brittle, and opaque – like the packaging peanuts that protect objects being shipped in packages. Whether extruded, molded, or vacuum formed, polystyrene is essential to products ranging from household necessities to industrial packaging and a wide variety of consumer products.

As with most industries where price-point defines competitive advantage, one of polystyrene’s most advantageous characteristics is that it has a low cost per unit of weight. Its versatility also gives it a distinct advantage; it can be extruded into a hard foam (Styrofoam, for example), or cast into molds with fine details (for example, CD “jewel” cases or plastic model assembly kits).


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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