The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) updated three documents that describe procedures and performance requirements for organic coatings applied to aluminum extrusions and lites for architectural products.

The updates further define the newest technologies of aluminum pretreatment along with changes to weathering and peel adhesion.

“The updated 2022 version of AAMA 2603, 2604 and 2605 have significantly defined the new technologies of pretreatment on aluminum in Section 7.2.2 according to the chemical supplier’s recommendation,” says Carl Troiano, chair of the FGIA AMC Finishes Committee. “Some of the other significant changes are Section 8.9 on weathering and Section 8.4 for Peel Adhesion. These documents are the guidelines for aluminum finishes on organic coatings on aluminum and will help guide architects and specifiers in their choice of choosing the correct type of performance for their specific projects.”

The documents updated include:

  1. AAMA 2603-22Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix).
  2. AAMA 2604-22Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High-Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix).
  3. AAMA 2605-22Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix).

The three documents are now available for purchase.