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

"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,” he says.

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 doors, windows 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 doors, windows and similar products.

"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," says Ken Brenden, AAMA technical services manager.

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