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Minerals and Mineral Additives

Overview Industry Overview:

As demand increases for all-natural and biocompatible products, so does the market for minerals and mineral additives. They enhance everyday products like toothpaste and diapers, and are key components in construction materials like insulation and asphalt roofing shingles. Many other industries rely on minerals and mineral additives to boost product value, from construction and paints to plastics and oil drilling.

Minerals and additives can impart a wide variety of advantages to products, including tensile strength, flexibility, reduced water retention, filtration, and microbial resistance. The largest advantage they offer, however, is the ability to reduce the carbon footprint. Because they are naturally occurring, mineral waste is not harmful to the environment; additionally, mineral additives require relatively low energy in processing.

App Common Applications:

  • Mineral Additives – Natural, Synthetic
  • Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Mica, Feldspar, Perlite, Etc.
  • Opacity, Whiteness, Gloss, Etc.
  • Compounding
  • Extenders
  • Fillers
  • Processing
  • Resistance – Abrasion, Burnishing, Etc.
  • Particles – Shape, Size, Density, Etc.
  • Cross-Linking
  • Films

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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Minerals and Mineral Additives


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From the initial introduction and engagement meeting through the onboarding of our selected candidate, the Ropella team was professional, organized and on top of every detail. We found the Ropella team focused on providing a truly diverse group of thoroughly screened candidates well-matched to our position requirements. We believe it is Ropella’s wealth of experience and meticulous prep work that ensures success. I especially appreciated the personal check-in calls, not overly aggressive—just the right amount of push to keep us equally on task and focused. We’ve successfully filled key critical positions in multiple regions now and will reach out to Ropella when our next need arises.

Vice President, Human Resources
Loparex LLC
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