AAMA Updates Standards for Aluminum Finishes
July 1, 2015
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes in what a spokesman called “a continuation” of the organization’s plans “to address current issues, test methods and bring specifications up to date with current technologies and ASTM standards.”
The updated documents include AAMA 612-15, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements, and Test Procedures for Combined Coatings of Anodic Oxide and Transparent Organic Coatings on Architectural Aluminum, and AAMA 2603-15, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix).
AAMA 612 describes test procedures and performance requirements for architectural quality combined finishes of anodic oxide sealed with a transparent organic coating, commonly referred to as the “combined coatings,” applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. AAMA 2603 covers procedures and requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels. This standard covers factory-applied coatings only.
For more information, contact Bruce Croak, Graham Architectural Products’ technical marketing manager, at 717-849-8100.