@apdobaj- I agree with this, but would add that any manager has to have some human element, to quote Gary from earlier. I have met engineers that would fit into that category that you describe, but you know they would never make good managers because they have no idea how to deal with people individually, and how to capitalize on everyones strengths without allowing each individuals weaknesses to bring down the project. Nothing against them as engineers, or people for that matter; they just didn't have that skill.
New versions of BASF's Ecovio line are both compostable and designed for either injection molding or thermoforming. These combinations are becoming more common for the single-use bioplastics used in food service and food packaging applications, but are still not widely available.
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