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Overview Industry Overview:

Polycarbonates are perhaps one of the most pervasive plastic technologies in use today. Because it is both durable and transparent, it is ideal for use in a number of diverse applications, from DVDs and electronic components to ‘theft-proof’ packaging and bullet-resistant windows. Other uses include police riot gear, lightweight luggage, smartphone unibody cases, and eyeglass lenses.

One of the biggest advantages that polycarbonates hold over other materials is their ability to be formed at room temperature, utilizing sheet metal shaping techniques. Even though they can be predominantly shaped at room temperature, they still retain other properties that have made all plastics popular materials: they are durable and resistant, light weight, and cost-efficient.

App Common Applications:

  • Bisphenol A (BPA)
  • Burning rates
  • Coating – wet polysiloxane etc.
  • Corrosion, cracking
  • Ductility
  • Extrusion
  • Flame retardants
  • Melt flow
  • Moisture, warping
  • Molding – injection, blow, rotational etc.
  • Phosgene
  • Polycarbonates – regrind, virgin
  • Scratch resistance
  • Standards – UL (Underwriter Laboratories) etc.
  • Thermoforming
  • 3-D printing

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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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)

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