Continue Reading... Intel’s Ireland Milestone: First Tool Roll-in at Fab 34

Intel’s Ireland Milestone: First Tool Roll-in at Fab 34

Intel Ireland last week chalked up a milestone in its $7 billion Fab 34 construction project: A team rolled in the new plant’s first huge chipmaking tool. The machine, a lithography resist track, arrived by truck at Intel’s Leixlip, Ireland, plant after a flight across the Atlantic Ocean from an Intel Oregon plant.  An Intel team guides a lithography resist track into Fab 34 in Leixlip, Ireland, on Jan. 12, 2022. It is the first chipmaking tool delivered to Fab 34, which is part of a $7 billion construction project that will double Intel Ireland’s manufacturing space when it goes online in 2023. Ireland’s new lithography tool runs in conjunction with an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) scanner, a crown jewel in Intel’s manufacturing capability. The new tool provides precision coating of silicon wafers before alignment and exposure inside the EUV scanner. The wafer then returns to the lithography tool for a series of precision oven bakes, photo development and rinsing.
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Continue Reading... The Lure of Automation and Efficiency – Modern Materials Handling

The Lure of Automation and Efficiency – Modern Materials Handling

Small, fast-growing companies are often reactive rather than proactive. They have no choice: They’re running so fast to take advantage of new sales opportunities that their fulfillment operations can barely keep pace. Operations end up sprawled across multiple facilities, with labor and manual operations muscling orders out the door. They get the job done until they reach that point where it’s not feasible to just throw more labor at the problem.  That was the situation at Pitman Creek Wholesale. Based in Kentucky, Pitman Creek is one of the largest players in an industry that otherwise flies under the radar—sportfishing lures and tackle, with a deep specialization in bass fishing.
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Continue Reading... Air Travel – Genève Aéroport builds sustainability into its East Wing terminal

Air Travel – Genève Aéroport builds sustainability into its East Wing terminal

The Aile Est (East Wing) terminal at Genève Aéroport has officially opened after work began on the four-phase project in 2012.  Even though it was originally conceived more than 10 years ago, the East Wing in Switzerland’s second largest airport is ambitious in its approach to reducing operational energy with a design aspiration to be energy-positive.  It aims to produce more energy on site than it consumes by maximising on-site renewables and reducing energy demand through passive design measures and efficient active systems.

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Continue Reading... Leveraging the built environment to reach net zero: The start of your sustainability journey | Planon

Leveraging the built environment to reach net zero: The start of your sustainability journey | Planon

There is simply no time to waste in the battle against climate change. Although the Paris Climate Agreement was viewed as a watershed moment in the drive for environmental sustainability, global carbon emissions continue to put us on a dangerous path. In August 2021, for example, the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report stating that humanity had already warmed the planet by approximately 1.1 degrees Celsius and that the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold was likely to be reached, or exceeded, in the next two decades without performing drastic changes.

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Continue Reading... Poland toughens-up waste import rules —

Poland toughens-up waste import rules —

Poland will imposed further restrictions on the import of waste from 1 February as the government steps up its “fight against environmental crime”.  The country was the second largest destination of waste from the UK after The Netherlands in the first three quarters of last year, according to the Environment Agency (below).  Under the new system, all waste transport to and through covered by the Waste Shipment Regulation, EU 1013/2006 must be registered in the ‘Sent Module’.  This was introduced in Poland in 2017 to register goods such as chemicals, fuels and tobacco, and is primarily used to capture tax revenues and reduce crime. 
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Continue Reading... Deloitte researches consumer sustainability behaviour

Deloitte researches consumer sustainability behaviour

Throughout 2021, consumer perception changed drastically. As COP26 took place and businesses found the gaps in their sustainability strategies, consumers became more aware of the impact of their purchasing decisions. Now, we can finally assess how people have reacted to changes in the retail industry; changes that were also provoked by the coronavirus pandemic.  Deloitte released a research report that incorporates primary market research from consumers as they were asked a series of questions about their lifestyle changes in relation to sustainability. 

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