The SEGD Green Audit
Eco ae02 Sign Series
In 2006, Acorn Sign Graphics developed the AcornEco series of eco-friendly modular signs.
Developed by Acorn Signs
Meant to use material faces with a 5-10 year lifespan that can be replaced frequently.
- Color is applied to the tactile images with low-VOC heat transfer foil. No adhesives are used.
- The amount of waste produced in the fabrication of the sign system and its components, including the photopolymer panel, is minimal. The effluent from the photopolymer is 100% biodegradable. The NovAcryl-ECR photopolymer panel incorporates 3form’s Ecoresin, which has 40% post-consumer recycled content and can be recycled after its use in this system through 3form’s Reclaim recycling program or through other plastic supplier recycling programs. The aluminum puck/strip can be sent to a recycling facility to be up-cycled or can be re-purposed.
- The AcornEco ae02 system incorporates low-energy materials, such as bamboo for the backplate and a photopolymer/PETG base for the tactile element. Although the aluminum pieces have many advantages on the recyclability front, aluminum as a whole is considered a high-energy material due to the high temperatures required to manufacturer and recycle the raw material.