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AAMA releases updated specification for PVC exterior profiles.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 26, 2016 - AAMA has updated and released a document specifying requirements of cellular PVC exterior profiles used in windows, doors, and skylights. Standard now includes use of reworked materials, change in heat resistance, in-process quality control sampling methods, and up-to-date references to ASTM and AAMA documents. Requirements included in publication are specifications for dimensional stability, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up, Shore D Hardness, and lead content.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Releases Updated Specification for Cellular Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Exterior Profiles

Press release date: Jan 22, 2016

AAMA releases updated specification for PVC exterior profiles

Schaumburg, Illinois -- The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released a document specifying requirements of cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exterior profiles used in windows, doors and skylights. The previous edition was published in 2008.

Timothy McGlinchy (GED Integrated Solutions), chair of the VMC Document Management Committee, and Mark Ammer (Chelsea Building Products) vice chair, led changes made to the specification.

“AAMA 308-15 was updated to include the use of reworked materials, change in heat resistance, in-process quality control sampling methods and up to date references to ASTM and AAMA documents,” says McGlinchy.

Requirements included in the publication are specifications for dimensional stability, weatherability, heat resistance, weight tolerance, heat build-up, Shore D Hardness and lead content.

“Cellular PVC exterior profiles are an important part of the vinyl fenestration system offerings,” says Ammer. “We are happy to release AAMA 308-15 which now has all the latest terminology and updated AAMA and ASTM test standards.”

AAMA 308-15, as well as 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.

AAMA is the source of performance standards, product certification, and educational programs for the fenestration industry.sm

Media contacts:
Angela Dickson, marketing manager, AAMA
Email: adickson@aamanet.org;  714-596-3574