Similarly, AAMA 2603 covers procedures and requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels. This standard covers factory-applied coatings only.
According to Neil Chrisman (Spectrum Metal Finishing), chair of the AAMA Aluminum Material Council (AMC, http://www.aamanet.org/general/1/297/aluminum) Finishes Committee, both of these documents needed to be updated per the group’s commitment to keeping up with the latest developments in the industry and in finishes technology.
“The changes made to these documents are a continuation of the AMC Finishes Committee’s plans to address current issues, test methods and bring specifications up to date with current technologies and ASTM standards,” says Chrisman.
AAMA 612-15, http://pubstore.aamanet.org/pubstore/ProductResults.asp?cat=0&src=612, along with AAMA 2603-15, http://pubstore.aamanet.org/pubstore/ProductResults.asp?cat=0&src=2603, as well as all other AAMA documents, may be purchased from AAMA’s Publication Store.
More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or on the AAMA website, http://www.aamanet.org.
AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification and educational programs for the fenestration industry.(SM)