Environmental sustainability is one of the biggest challenges facing the PCB industry worldwide. With increasing awareness of environmental protection and stricter government measures, we need to act. How can we use technology to reduce the environmental impact of PCB manufacturing? Sunshine has been advocating sustainable manufacturing for years.
Back in 2007, the Shenzhen manufacturing facility received certification for its environmental management system (ISO 14001). Over the following years, a variety of measures were added to make processes and production more sustainable:
- comprehensive material recycling, such as recycling copper from etching solutions
- early introduction of energy-saving technologies
- emission reductions
- 2019: Establishment of the Green Manufacturing Technology Center (GMTC) in Shenzhen to develop and implement new environmentally friendly processes and materials.