Mission
Responsible companies are searching for sustainable ways to tell there story. Aosa is a print & fabrication company dedicated to decreasing waste in the sign and display industry. We believe it is possible for your brand to tell its story sustainably. Our focus is on materials, we print on reclaimed pallet wood, RPET fabric made from plastic bottles, cotton and American made recycled aluminum. Together we will work to align your companies responsible message through innovative design on renewable materials & print.
Carbon Footprint
*Coca-Cola of Great Britain and Carbon Trust study, March 2009. www.cokecorporateresponsibility.co.uk
 
Materials + Process
Calculations
Carbon Footprint

Fabric
Eco-fi by Moss Manufacturing
100% recycled PET waterbottles, at least 70% domestic
1 lb of 6oz weave uses roughly 10 water bottles
Washable and Ironable
Life cycle: 2 years outdoors, 5 years indoors

22lb of CO2/gallon of fuel
Distance from Rossville, GA: 2160miles
Assume 80,000 lb capacity shipping truck @ 6 mpg
Weight per banner: 1lb

45.36 g

Dye
Distilled water
Non-toxic colorant, commonly found in foods and nature.
Exact composition is a trade secret. MSDS available.
Washable and Ironable
Life cycle: 2 years outdoors, 5 years indoors

22lb of CO2/gallon of fuel
Distance from San Diego, CA: 100miles
Assume 80,000 lb capacity shipping truck @ 6 mpg
Weight of Dye: 0.0002lbs

0.0004 g

Printing
3 minutes in heat press

Aosa High Efficiency Press consumption:
78 kWh/month @ 8 hours/day
= 0.325kW/hour
= 0.01625 kWh/banner

US Electricity Carbon Footprint: 1.35lb CO2/kWh
Coal: 51.3%, 2.1 lbs/kWh
Natural Gas: 17.4%, 1.3 lbs/kWh
Other fossil: 3.0%, 1.4 lbs/kWh
Nuclear: 20.1%, N/A
Hydro: 6.7%, N/A
Other Renewable: 1.6%, N/A

10 g

Reclamation
Aosa offers a “take-back” program to keep the PET plastic in a sustainable closed material loop. After reclaiming the material AoSA and its partners manufacture reusable and durable shopping bags. Bags may either be purchased back by NBC or sold by AoSA and its distribution partners.
Total Carbon footprint of one 33” x 80” Banner:
55.36 g