A M E R I C A N A R C H I T E C T U R A L. AAMA Voluntary Specification,. Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for. Pigmented Organic. Buy AAMA Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements And Test Procedures For Pigmented Organic Coatings On Aluminum Extrusions And . Buy AAMA A VOLUNTARY SPECIFICATION, PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TEST PROCEDURES FOR PIGMENTED ORGANIC.

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IFS coatings manufactures the powder. This test can be carried out in Florida, Alaska, Canada, UK or any country that can prove that they are following the parameters as laid down in the specification, i. These are normally guaranteed to last anything from 15 to 25 years. The test station will send reports to the company on the progress at an agreed interval and this may cover any changes in the film properties i.

Moreover, it takes a very good line to hit the spec. Our technical experts at Linetec provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers. Beyond the stringent standards and regulations of AAMA, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability and sustainability.

I am being told that a yellow tri-chrome dip tank will work.

Specifications for Powder Coated Aluminum — AAMA , ,

This finish will provide good color and gloss retention. Color Retention 10 yrs: In aaja a good chromating pretreatment is essential. In Forida, we tend to do work in various sizes due to the lack of a sizable manufacturing nucleus. Since the publication of a new spec can take years in either organization, we can work together in the meantime to quickly create a “Ledalite” specification that you can use.

Specifications for Powder Coated Aluminum — AAMA 2603, 2604, 2605

For steel, zinc phosphate would be ideal. One word of warning- it is expensive.

Testing may continue for years and can only be carried out in the state of Florida USA. AAMA is typically an interior specification. If you’ve snagged a stinker you’ll find that all of a sudden the hour salt spray paint job will only be guaranteed for a year or less. Am looking for an appropriate standard to apply to powder coating on aluminum extrusions.


The major powder suppliers won’t approve us unless we have an automatic washer and dry oven. Most commercial buildings in Europe and I suspect State side, are clad in powder coated aluminium. Please contact AAMA for assistance, as needed. I am the owner of a batch powder coating company. I have personally never heard of “the Florida salt spray test”, although that doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

I now want to upgrade paint quality by using Kynar. AS is currently under reviewalthough I do not anticipate changes to thicknesses, etc. In other words, Florida Test specifies the location; and Florida Salt Test states, if you are in Florida, then it would be OK to use local test house than send it to New York for instance.

If you can convince them to reconsider, I would be glad to offer a full draft of the specification proposal. Being approved is important, and the theoretical process you employ is important, but I think a salt spray test to find the actual success of your measures would be an important step.

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It also will provide good hardness and abrasion resistance. You will be able to make a better judgement call based on the kind of guarantees you get than what the advertised salt spray hours are. 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.

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

These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals. Member discount will be reflected after successful login to the Checkout process. AAMA is the high-performance exterior specification. An application for this finish would include monumental architectural projects and projects that require long-lasting aluminum surfaces. aaam


From beautiful Pine Beach New Jersey: The product is installed under cover but could be subject to the outdoor environment. For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values. Florida Salt Spray Test: Powder coaters that we have contacted tell us that it can’t be done we want to find good quality coatings for our own products.

This indicates that the end user requires proof that the coating powder or liquid will withstand the specified number of hours without exceptional defects when subjected to a continuous mist of diluted salt solution. It is a mixture of the pretreat and the super durable polyester powder that gives these results.

A possible change would be for preparation treatments although the current consensus is to stay with chromate coatings. My question is that we are considering entering into the AAMA arena.

Make sure the guaranteer will agree to un-install, repaint, and re-install the fence panel s if failure occurs within a mutually agreed upon amount of time after the product installation. There is a powder finish. These paints are somewhat less expensive, but have poor resistance to color fading and chalking. We have a 6 stage cleaning system.

For your own purposes I would suggest that you choose a powder known as “Super Durable Polyester” type – the base resin is cooked a little longer. I am familiar with AAMA This testing procedure can be carried out anywhere by an Accredited Laboratory or in the laboratory of the coating manufacturer.

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