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Overview Industry Overview:

When it comes to versatility, little can best fiberglass, which is used in building everything from pole vaulting equipment to helicopter rotor blades. In and around your home, you can probably find it in your roofing laminate, insulation, septic tank, and swimming pool. It is used in protective sports gear, especially helmets and facemasks for high-impact positions like catchers and goalkeepers. It is used to create automobile bodies as well as individual automobile parts, bicycles, and aircraft.

Its properties, and the advantages those properties add over other materials, are what create fiberglass’ high demand. It combines both a light weight as well as a lasting durability. It is stronger than metal, and less expensive than similar materials like carbon fiber. It is moisture-resistant, corrosive agent resistant, and aerodynamic.

App Common Applications:

  • Composite Application
  • Pultrusion
  • Filament Winding (Pipe)
  • Thermoplastic Composites
  • Thermoset Composites
  • Chopped Strand Mat (CSM)
  • Insulation
  • Asphalt
  • Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
  • Muffler Filling
  • Polymerization
  • Molding – bladder, compressing, Mandel wrapping, etc.
  • Laminating
  • Resins
  • Casting

Solutions Solutions:

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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