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Glass Additives

Overview Industry Overview:

“Glass” is a much more complex substance than it appears at first glance, and it does much more than simply provide a barrier from outside environs while allowing one to see through it – such as in a window. This material has become synonymous with the vessels we drink out of and the lenses we wear in frames to improve our vision. The fiber optic cables that run our computer networks are also composed of glass fibers, no thicker than a strand of hair. Even pane glass windows can be improved with glass additives – these chemicals are needed to create bulletproof glass, beautiful stained-glass mosaics, and two-way mirrors.

The most common glass additives are those which make it efficient to work with. Silica – the base chemical in most glass – has an extremely high melting point, and sodium carbonate must be added to lower this melting point for blowing. Unfortunately, this chemical also causes the glass to become water soluble! Can you imagine if your windows dissolved every time it rained? In order to counteract this side-effect, lime or calcium oxide is added to once again ensure the finished product is not soluble. Other additives include boron, which allows the glass to hold up under extreme temperatures, and lanthanum oxide, which add the light-reflective properties that create high quality lenses.

App Common Applications:

  • Silicate glass
  • Glass transition
  • Refining, coating, annealing, cutting, etc.
  • Metallic alloys, polymers, aqueous solutions, etc.
  • Glass batch, linear regression, optimization, etc.
  • Additives – iron oxide, manganese, boron, etc.
  • Aerodynamic levitation, splat quenching, etc.
  • Network formers, intermediates and modifiers
  • Network glasses, amorphous metals, electrolytes, etc.
  • Coloring Strengthening -- thermal, chemical treatments
  • Customized products
  • Nanoparticles
  • Additive manufacturing – 3D printing
  • Recycling – firing agents, antimony oxide, sodium sulfates, etc.

Solutions Solutions:

With more than 30 years as a top chemical industry recruitment firm, Ropella is well-versed in the challenges companies face in their ongoing quest to find highly qualified professionals. As Talent Acquisition experts, 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 chemical 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 quickly deliver exceptional results for even the most challenging searches. Successful industry leaders count on Ropella to find the right talent to drive their business forward.

Look for our articles in US Glass Magazine and other industry publications..

Glass Additives

 

The typical positions, roles and/or functions our search consultants serve include:

Sales Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
Marketing Marketing (such as market research, market analyst, consumer research, public relations, social media, communications, product management).
Manufacturing Manufacturing (such as operations, production, engineering, plant design, process development, pilot plant, scale up).
R & D Research & Development (such as exploratory research, discovery research, synthesis, analytical, applications development, new product development, formulations, compounding, quality control, environmental, regulatory, health and safety).
Administration and Finance Administration (such as procurement, supply chain, logistics, human resources).
Executive Level Management Business Management (such as general management, executive, manager, director, vice president, c-suite and board member, commercial development, merger, acquisition, joint venture).
Investment Experts Venture Capital / Private Equity (such as administration and finance, commercial development, executive level management, human resources, mfg., marketing, r&d, sales)
   
 

I had been looking for some good sales people through my own networks and word of mouth for the last few years. Unfortunately with little or no success. I finally decided to work with an executive search firm to help me find prospects. After doing a lot of due diligence to try to determine which company might be the best fit for our needs, The Ropella Group seemed like the right choice. In fact, I cannot imagine having made a better choice. Working with them has been very easy. They are extremely responsive to any request that I made; the company introduction document that they created was very much to the point and hit the perfect notes of what makes our company successful and most importantly the quality of the candidates was to me, amazingly to the point. In fact, they offered me the resumes of 12 candidates and actually I believe that every single one of them would have been successful for the position of Executive VP that we were seeking. In the end, we hired the best candidate, who was also (we learned later) who Ropella believed would be our best choice. I would give the Ropella Group and Robbie Ropella in particular a 10 out of 10 rating. We will certainly look to Ropella again in future when seeking new executive or sales employees.

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President
International Specialty Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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