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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These paints are somewhat less expensive, but have poor resistance to color fading and chalking.

Both involve test methods and criteria not required under 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.

Film does not rupture. For years, architects recognized and as standards for organic coatings on architectural aluminum and panels.

AAMA and apply to coatings of at least 30 microns 1. Unlike roll-form aluminum, clad extrusions are formed first and then painted. During manufacturing, a chemical bond is created between the extruded aluminum and the paint to resist chalking and fading. CAD detail project gallery. The amount of sand falling onto the test sample without wearing through the surface must be within calculated parameters.

Gloss consistency is tested from one unit to another. 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.

Paint that lifts off is measured as a percentage failure rate. The American Architectural Manufacturers Association AAMA is a source of finish performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the window, door, and skylight industry. Salt Spray 4, hours 3, hours 1, hours Humidity 4, hours 3, hours 1, hours Warranty 10 Year 5 Years 1 Year. 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.


The water remains boiling for the full minute test period. This specification covers factory-applied spray coatings only.

aamma AAMA applies to polyester and acrylic coating and is intended primarily for interior, light commercial and residential-grade coatings of at least 20 microns 0. Ambient fresh water rinse To adhere to the AAMA standards, properly prepared test panels are subjected to the following rigorous tests: Color uniformity must be consistent with color range or numerical value established between the approval source and the applicator.

A degree awma meter measures newly finished aluminum for a gloss value. This is a test for a coating lifting off the substrate. As important as the paint color, architects, specifiers and building owners must determine which performance specification is required.

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. A standard which defines the performance requirements for superior organic coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels.

Subscribe to Architectural Record. AAMA is the high-performance exterior specification. Sand is filtered through a funnel until it wears through the aaama coat. AAMA maintains specifications for all fenestration materials.

Standards were developed to assure the building community that coatings on extruded aluminum retain aamz integrity. CAD detail project gallery.

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An application for 260 finish would include monumental architectural projects and projects that require long-lasting aluminum surfaces. The sample panel should then be removed and wiped dry, after which the film adhesion test is repeated.

This is a test for susceptibility to damage that might be sustained during shipping or installation. Includes information from the previous AAMA document.

In places where there are environmental concerns, chrome pretreatment may not be allowed.


Color Retention 10 yrs: This results in superior adhesion and a consistently thick finish so that clad products retain color and gloss qualities. Random samples are checked usually under a uniform light source from various angles and by instrumental methods. A tester pushes a pencil with F medium hardness held axma a degree angle into the film and tries to rupture it. The purpose of these standards is to 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.


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This test is conducted in three categories: For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values.

Adherence to these standards enables architects to make reliable projections about product performance. The Highest Standard in the Industry In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels wama undergo a surface preparation for a PVDF coating application that involves the following steps: In order to ensure the paint performance expected for a given application, one of three AAMA specifications should be referenced: A one-year South Florida weathering test is optional.

The term film is used interchangeably with coating. Acid or alkaline wash to remove impurities A fresh water rinse Chemical conversion—a chromium or non-chromium pretreatment.

This tests the number of years a product is likely to resist wearing off. The panel with tape over the cross hatch patterns should be immersed in distilled or de-ionized water at degrees F for 24 hours. The finish provides good protection and adhesion; it is typically used as a base for another, final finish. This is a process that treats the metal surface chemically when the metal is immersed in or sprayed with various solutions.

When formulated into a coating composition containing a minimum of 70 percent PVDF resin, the resultant coatings exhibit superior color and gloss retention, chalk and corrosion resistance, flexibility, stain resistance, overall durability, and can stand up to direct sun, extreme temperature variations and acidic pollutants without fading. This test is conducted in three categories:.