American Architectural Manufacturers Assn. (AAMA)

AAMA has become recognized around the world for the development of standards that provide third party validation of product performance and quality.

  AAMA
2603-98
AAMA
2604-98
AAMA
2605-98
Coating Material Pigmented Organic Coating High Performance Organic Coatings Superior Performing Coatings
Colour Consistent with established colour range Consistent with established colour range Consistent with established colour range
Substrate Al
76 x 152 mm
3 x 6 inch
Al
76 x 152 mm
3 x 6 inch
Al
76 x 152 mm
3 x 6 inch
Metal Treatment To comply with performance requirements. ASTM D 5723
Chromated (>323 mg/m2)
Non-chromes also allowed, subject to meeting spec
ASTM D 1730
Amorphous Chromium Phosphate Treatment (>430 mg/m2).
Non-Chromes not permitted.
Film Thickness Min. 0.8 mil
(20µm)
Min. 1.2 mil
(30µm)
Min. 1.2 mil
(30µm)
Gloss (60°) ASTM D 523/ 60°
± 5 units
ASTM D 523/ 60°
± 5 units
ASTM D 523/ 60°
± 5 units
Humidity resistance. ASTM D 4585
1500 h/38°/100%
Few /No. blisters (No. 4 ASTM D-714
ASTM D 4585
3000 h/38°/100%
Few /No. blisters (No. 4 ASTM D-714
ASTM D 4585
4000 h/38°/100%
Few /No. blisters (No. 4 ASTM D-714
Salt spray resistance. ASTM B 117
1500 h/5% Na. Cl
few No. 8 blisters
No removal of film
ASTM B 117
3000 h/5% Na. Cl
few No. 8 blisters
No removal of film
ASTM B 117
3000 h/5% Na. Cl
few No. 8 blisters
No removal of film
Natural weathering Florida/1 year
45° South/wash A
no checking, crazing or loss of adhesion.
Slight chalking and fading.
Florida/5 year
45° South/wash A
Color change <5 Hunter UnitsASTM D4214 Chalking < No. 8Gloss retention min 30%Erosion >10% film loss
Florida/10 year
45° South/wash A
Color change <5 Hunter UnitsASTM D4214 Chalking < No. 8Gloss retention min 50%Erosion >10% film loss