Our Eco-Friendly Facility

Polar’s steadfast commitment to protecting the environment includes the intentional design and continued improvements made to our Bloomington, Minnesota facility. Some recent & past highlights include:

  • Remote plasma cleaning & clean gas substitutions
    • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 35,000 tons per year.
  • Photolithography optimization
    • Reduces 40,000 pounds of hazardous waste shipped per year.
  • Chiller system upgrade
    • Reduces 3,500 tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
  • Water reclaim system
    • Reduces 15 million gallons of wastewater discharge per year.
  • Pollution control abatement improvements
    • Prevents 7 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and 80 tons of hazardous air pollutants per year.
  • Epitaxial chamber cleaning optimization¬†
    • Reduces chemical waste and offsite emissions by 11,000 pounds per year.
  • We etch-spray acid tool optimization¬†
    • Reduces sulfuric acid use per wafer by over 40%.
  • Wet bench bath life extension
    • Reduces hydrofluoric acid use per wafer by over 20%.
  • Wastewater treatment optimization
    • Eliminates wastewater permit noncompliance events.
  • Energy system optimizations (chiller upgrades, heat recovery, and adiabatic humidification):
    • Reduces our annual consumption of natural gas and electricity.

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