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Sustainability

The advantages of flexible thin-film solar modules – SolarPowerWorld

The flexible and lightweight solar modules of today have efficiencies that rival that of traditional rigid silicon panels, while their flexible format and non-penetrating peel-and-stick installation make them ideal for a wide variety of applications unsuitable for heavy silicon panels. …more....

Standards to improve sustainable manufacturing

"A public-private team led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created a new international standard that can 'map' the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product's life cycle low cost and efficient."

Sustainable manufacturing: unlocking the future

Sustainable manufacturing is the process of creating products through economically-sound processes that minimise the negative environmental impacts, while also conserving energy and natural resources. It carries significant promise for food and drink manufacturers.
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