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Plastic Additives

Overview Industry Overview:

Plastic additives are a crucial building block without which the plastics industry could not exist. Additives are necessary for many segments of the global marketplace, from consumer appliances and electronics to packaging and construction materials.

As workplace and product safety regulations become increasingly prevalent and stringent, demand increases for additives such as flame retardants, plasticizers, antimicrobials, and UV stabilizers. At the same time, these regulations can create their own challenges for plastic additive work environments, as additives themselves occasionally fall under scrutiny.

Additive suppliers are meeting the evolving demands of the market by driving innovation, improving safety and increasing sustainability, thereby making the products we use every day stronger, longer-lasting, safer, and more efficient.

App Common Applications:

  • Process aids
  • Lubricants – interior, exterior
  • Antioxidants
  • Heat, stabilizers
  • Pigments – carbon black, titanium oxide, etc.
  • Plastic intermediates
  • Impact modifiers
  • Flame retardants
  • Melt
  • Mineral fillers, extenders
  • Plasticizers – biodegradable
  • Light stabilizers, UV absorbents, etc.
  • Blowing agents
  • Compatibilizers
  • Reinforcements

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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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EP Minerals

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