The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released two documents specific to aluminum finishes.

AAMA 612, one of the documents, describes test procedures and performance requirements for architectural quality combined finishes of anodic oxide sealed with a transparent organic coating, commonly referred to as the “combined coatings,” applied to aluminum extrusions and panels for architectural products. Similarly, AAMA 2603, the other document, covers procedures and requirements for pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and panels. This standard covers factory-applied coatings only.

“The changes made to these documents are a continuation of the Aluminum Material Council (AMC) Finishes Committee’s plans to address current issues, test methods and bring specifications up to date with current technologies and ASTM standards,” says Spectrum Metal Finishing’s Neil Chrisman, chair of the AMC Finishes Committee.