AAMA Announces VMC Profile Certification
October 14, 2010
The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has
developed a new education course on vinyl profile certification.
Titled Exterior Vinyl Profiles of Windows, Doors and Skylights:
Customer Confidence through Profile Certification, the course has
been accredited by the American Institute of Architects.
The educational course, which was developed by the AAMA Vinyl Profile
Certification Education Task Group, chaired by Brad Esckilsen of
Formosa Plastics, details the importance of vinyl profile certification,
and also provides an overview of the profile certification process.
The course covers quality control measures in the certification
process, including the testing of vinyl compound prior to extrusion
into profiles and the weathering and testing of vinyl profiles that
is completed to ensure uniform quality.
"Profile certification is an important step in quality assurance,
and, therefore, it is important for architects and others in the
building products industry to understand the importance and the
process of certifying vinyl profiles," says Esckilsen. "In
today's marketplace, testing alone is not always enough. Too many
questions about test report validity and post testing production
exist to allow customers the peace of mind that they're getting
the same quality product designs that met the specified industry
standard. That's why the certification programs exist."
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