AAMA Sets High Standards for Coated Aluminum Extrusions and Panels. Strict criteria result in better performance. May [ Page 5 of 8 ]. AAMA The Highest Standard in the Industry. In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels must undergo a surface preparation for a. AAMA is a Voluntary Specification, Perormance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.

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Beyond the stringent standards and regulations of AAMA, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute 205 a projects long life, durability and sustainability.

The same ASTM test methods and performance criteria are used to evaluate color uniformity and specular gloss, which is a measure of the light reflected by the surface of a material. Acid or alkaline wash to remove impurities A fresh water rinse Chemical conversion—a chromium or non-chromium pretreatment.

260 is filtered through a funnel until it wears through the top coat. CAD detail project gallery. In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels must undergo a surface preparation for a PVDF coating application that involves the following steps:.

The finish provides good protection and adhesion; it aams typically used as a base for another, final finish. As important as the paint color, architects, specifiers and building owners must determine which performance specification is required.

Color uniformity must be consistent with color range or numerical value established between the approval source and the applicator.

Color Retention 10 yrs: While AAMA addresses complete coatings systems based on 30mg of chrome pretreatment; AAMA applies to high-performance coatings based on 40mg of chrome pretreatment Both coating specifications may use a non-chrome pretreatment process.

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During manufacturing, a chemical bond is created between the extruded aluminum and the paint to resist chalking and fading. If needed, the DMC asks the appropriate committee to review and refine the document.


The American Architectural Manufacturers Association AAMA is a source of aaama performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the window, door, and skylight industry. Adherence to these standards enables architects to make reliable projections about product performance. Standards were developed to assure the building community that coatings on extruded aluminum retain their integrity. In places where there are environmental concerns, chrome pretreatment may not be allowed.

Random samples are checked usually under a uniform light source from various angles and by instrumental methods. The most recent AAMA standards reflect good, better, and best performance for extruded aluminum clad windows:.

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In addition, the same impact resistance and chemical resistance are used in both standards. This specification covers factory-applied spray coatings only.


This is a process that treats the metal surface chemically when the metal is immersed in or sprayed with various solutions. AAMA and apply to coatings of at least 30 microns 1. For best results, before the finish is applied, aluminum cladding goes through a five-step pre-treatment process to ensure the finish adheres smoothly. For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values.

These specifications apply to South Florida outdoor exposure and laboratory accelerated testing results as shown below. Gloss consistency is tested from one unit to another.

Includes information from the previous AAMA document. Coatings with 70 percent PVFD on aluminum substrate show aamz chalking and fading at 5, 10 and even 20 years of exposure. Our technical experts at Linetec provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers.

In this version, an appendix was added describing differences in test procedures and performance requirements for AAMA for superior performing organic coatings, applied on a coil coating line, to aluminum architectural products.

A degree gloss meter measures newly finished aluminum for a gloss value. This specification describes test procedures and performance qama for superior performing organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. Salt Spray 4, hours 3, hours 1, hours Humidity 4, hours 3, hours 1, hours Warranty 10 Year 5 Years 1 Year. Subscribe to Architectural Record.


The sample panel should then be removed and wiped dry, after which the film adhesion test is repeated. Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. Precipitation, ultraviolet rays, heat, and temperature extremes are all capable of breaking down exposed surfaces. This test is conducted in three categories: This test is conducted in three categories:.

Adherence to AAMA five-year color retention and chalk resistance and AAMA one-year color retention and chalk resistance offer less, though better and good performance levels, respectively. AAMA maintains specifications for all fenestration materials. These paints are somewhat less expensive, but have poor resistance to color aaama and chalking.

AAMA MEMBER American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a material-neutral organization, is the source of performance standards for the fenestration professionals of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturing companies.

AAMA is typically an interior specification. The Highest Standard in the Aaam In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels must undergo a surface preparation for a PVDF coating application that involves the following steps: The term film is used interchangeably with coating. A standard which defines the performance requirements for superior organic coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels.

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AAMA is the high-performance exterior specification. These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. The purpose of these standards is aaka help architects, contractors, and building owners specify factory-applied organic coatings that will provide and maintain a superior level of performance in terms of coating integrity, exterior weatherability, and general appearance over many years.