Introduction

Today, sustainability is an important consideration in the manufacturing industry’s effort to reduce environmental burdens, gain cost competitiveness and demonstrate corporate social responsibility.

The Sustainable Manufacturing Centre (SMC) is spearheaded by the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and supported by a host of key government agencies and industry-related associations. It aims to promote sustainability in the manufacturing industry and bring industry associations and research communities to work alongside with relevant government agencies to develop and implement sustainable manufacturing technologies.