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Metalworking, Cutting, Treating and Finishing Chemicals

Overview Industry Overview:

The metalworking, cutting, treating, and finishing chemicals industry has a vast influence on manufacturing, in the production of such diverse products as large ships and fine jewelry. The art of metalworking is an ancient one – dating back 10,000 years – yet this industry continues to play a pivotal role in our modern, global economy. The chemicals that support these processes are equally vital, enabling highly skilled, large-scale metallurgical production.

Metalworking, cutting, treating, and finishing can be expensive and dangerous work, and chemicals help to minimize these risks. They cool and lubricate tools and workpieces to keep processes running smoothly, they contribute to final product quality by removing swarfs and inhibiting corrosion, and they protect workers and the environment by preventing the growth of bacteria, fungi, and nitrosamines on other metalworking fluids.

App Common Applications:

  • Additives – chlorinated, non-chlorinated, sulfated, etc.
  • Oils – soluble, grinding, etc.
  • Metal cutting intermediates
  • Metal finishing intermediates
  • Friction
  • Heat transfer
  • Cooling properties
  • Emulsion
  • Finishes
  • Biocides
  • Blending
  • Degreasers
  • Lubricants
  • Fluids – tapping, metal-forming, drilling, etc.
  • Inhibitors -- corrosion, rust, salt, etc.
  • Discoloration
  • Surfactants blends
  • Misting
  • Hazards / controls

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.

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Metalworking, Cutting, Treating and Finishing Chemicals


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Sales Sales (such as; new business development, key account management, technical service, customer service, branch, district, region, national, global in scope).
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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)

Yet another solid recruiting effort by Ropella and a job well done. Our latest hire will be a tremendous addition to the Clearon Management Team. Thanks again for always finding the right passive candidates for our hard to fill positions.

President and CEO
Clearon Corp.
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