AAMA Sets High Standards for Coated Aluminum Extrusions and Panels. Strict criteria result in better performance. May [ Page 5 of 8 ]. AAMA The Highest Standard in the Industry. In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels must undergo a surface preparation for a. AAMA is a Voluntary Specification, Perormance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels.
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As important aaka the paint color, architects, specifiers and building owners must determine which performance specification is required.
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. Color Retention 10 yrs: This tests the sama of years a product is likely to resist wearing off. These finishes exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.
In this version, an appendix was added describing differences in test procedures and performance requirements for AAMA for superior performing organic coatings, applied on a coil coating line, to aluminum architectural products. For years, wama recognized and as standards for organic coatings on architectural aluminum and panels. These paints are somewhat less expensive, but have poor resistance to color fading and chalking.
Gloss consistency is tested from one unit to another. Our technical experts at Linetec provide valuable industry education of high-performance architectural finishes to architects, engineers, specifiers and manufacturers.
Environmental conditions can cause coatings to fail. The sample panel should then be removed and wiped dry, after which the film adhesion test is repeated.
A tester drop dart impacts the surface in order to deform a small piece of the sample.
In the case ofthe AAMA Finishes Committee last refined the document in to support the latest industry knowledge. The amount of sand falling onto the test sample without wearing through the surface must be within calculated parameters. A degree gloss meter measures newly finished aluminum for a gloss value.
Gloss is always referenced against a standard. Precipitation, ultraviolet rays, heat, and temperature extremes are all capable of breaking down exposed surfaces.
This test is conducted in three categories:. AAMA applies to polyester and acrylic coating and is intended primarily for interior, light commercial and residential-grade coatings of at least 20 microns 0. Includes information from the previous AAMA document. CAD detail project gallery. Tape ama scored in a prescribed cross hatch pattern and adhered to a sample, and then sharply pulled off at a right angle to the plane being tested.
American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Film does not rupture. Please read our simple purchasing instructions first to ensure a smooth transaction. The Highest Standard in the Industry In accordance with standards, aluminum extrusions or panels must undergo a surface preparation for a PVDF coating application that involves the following steps: Acid or alkaline wash to remove impurities A fresh water rinse Chemical conversion—a chromium or non-chromium pretreatment.
This test is conducted in three categories: In places where there are environmental concerns, chrome pretreatment may not be allowed. AAMA maintains specifications 2065 all fenestration materials. Subscribe to Architectural Record.
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For all tests, there should be no removal of coating under the tape either within or outside the cross hatched area, nor 26005 anywhere on the test specimen. Adherence to AAMA five-year color retention and chalk resistance and AAMA one-year color retention and chalk resistance offer less, though better and good performance levels, respectively.
A standard which defines the performance requirements for superior organic coatings on aluminum extrusions and panels. This is a test for aam coating lifting off the substrate. In addition, the same impact resistance and chemical resistance are used in both standards. The purpose of these standards is to help architects, contractors, and building owners specify factory-applied organic coatings that will provide and maintain a superior level of performance in terms of coating integrity, exterior weatherability, and general appearance over many years.
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Adherence to these standards enables architects to make reliable projections about product performance. Ambient fresh water rinse To adhere to the AAMA standards, properly prepared test panels are subjected to the following rigorous tests: An application for this finish would include monumental architectural projects and projects that require long-lasting aluminum surfaces.
To adhere to the AAMA standards, properly prepared test panels are subjected to the following rigorous tests:. Linetec has earned a long-standing reputation as a leader in environmentally-conscious practices and finishing options.
This is a process that treats the metal surface chemically when the metal is immersed in or sprayed with various solutions. If needed, the DMC asks the appropriate committee to review and refine the document. Paint that lifts off is measured as a percentage failure rate.