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AAMA Voluntary Specifications address organic coating requirements.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 24, 2010 - AAMA published three revised voluntary specifications: AAMA 623-10, 624-10, and 625-10, which respectively address performance requirements and test procedures for nominal-, high-, and superior-performance organic coatings on fiber reinforced thermoset profiles. Applicable to coatings used for windows, doors and similar products, standards ensure level of performance in terms of film integrity, exterior durability, and general appearance over extended periods of time.

American Architectural Manufacturers Association - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

AAMA Publishes Voluntary Specifications for Organic Coatings on Fiber-Reinforced Thermoset Profiles

Press release date: Nov 19, 2010

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has published three revised voluntary specifications related to factory applied organic coatings on fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles.

The three documents were revised by AAMA's Fiberglass Material Council Finishes Committee, chaired by Tim Niland (Spraylat Corporation). Niland states, "The architectural community has recognized the outstanding attributes associated with fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles for windows, doors and other related building products. Many of these profiles have organic applied coatings to provide selected colors and enhance the durability."

AAMA 623-10, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles describes test procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles for windows, doors and similar products.

AAMA 624-10,Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles describes test procedures and performance requirements for high performance, organic coatings applied to fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles for windows, doors and similar products.

AAMA 625-10, Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performance Organic Coatings on Fiber Reinforced Thermoset Profiles describes test procedures and performance requirements for superior performance, organic, coatings applied to fiber-reinforced thermoset profiles for windows, doors and similar products.

Ken Brenden, AAMA Technical Services Manager states, "These three performance specification are intended to assist architects, owners and contractors in specifying and obtaining factory applied organic coatings, which will provide a certain level of performance in terms of film integrity, exterior durability and general appearance over a period of many years."

AAMA 623-10, AAMA 624-10 and AAMA 625-10 are available in the online AAMA Publication Store. More information about AAMA and its activities can be found via the AAMA Media Relations page or at the AAMA website, www.aamanet.org.

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