Elephantech's substrate manufacturing method (Pure Additive™️ processing) involves printing metal only where it is needed by inkjet, which reduces the environmental impact in terms of energy use, water use and waste compared to conventional methods. This contributes to 6.3 and 6.4 of Goal 6 and 12.2 and 12.5 of Goal 12 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Goal 6:Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 12:Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
As the earth's resources are increasingly depleted, environmentally friendly manufacturing is becoming more and more essential for the manufacturing industry. Elephantech burden following our mission of “Making the world sustainable with new manufacturing technologies” and we will continue to use our unique technologies to reduce environmental impact.
The world's first practical application using printing technology
Taking the example of printed circuit boards, the conventional manufacturing method was an extremely long process in which copper foil is manufactured, laminated with film (production of CCL), and laminated with photosensitive materials before the desired copper pattern is achieved by dissolving and discarding the copper foil from unnecessary parts by exposure, development and etching.
Our process achieves the desired copper pattern by printing the metal onto film and growing it, not only forgoing the need for copper foil manufacturing and CCL manufacturing processes but also eliminating the need for the etching process to dissolve and discard the copper foil.
Shifting from “dissolving unnecessary parts” to “printing onto necessary parts”
- Reducing the consumption of natural resources
- Reducing water consumption
- Reduction of waste