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Overview Industry Overview:

Fatigue resistance. Elasticity. Toughness. Resistance to most solvents, including water, acids, and bases. These are a few of the properties that make polypropylene the second-most widely produced plastic. Another advantage that polypropylene offers is that it is a thermoplastic – when subjected to high temperatures, it can be remelted and recycled into new products.

Although it is a thermoplastic, polypropylene is actually relatively heat-resistant – it is durable enough that it is used for microwave- and dishwasher-safe reusable food storage containers. It is also widely used in car batteries (the most consistently recycled product in the country) and so-called “living hinges”. Living hinges are found in high-use pop-tops like ketchup, shampoo, and Tic Tac bottles. Polypropylene is also an important component of weather-resistant apparel on both sides of the spectrum – from thermal underwear to warm-weather clothing that pulls sweat away from the skin.

App Common Applications:

  • Polypropene
  • Thermoplastics
  • Fiber and Textile Processing
  • Paper Processing
  • Automobile Applications
  • Packaging
  • Film
  • Containers
  • Coatings
  • Insulation
  • Labels

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)

I wanted to personally thank you for your effort and persistence to get me to include Kristie into the mix.  I enjoyed working with you in the process to hire Kristie, and I am confident that she will provide immediate results within our organization.
Again, you are a complete professional and have the unique ability to understand the culture and personality of an organization and match that up with individuals in your network of clients. Thanks again for all your work and look forward to working with you again in the future.

National Sales Manager
Acme-Hardesty Company
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