Products Finishing

OCT 2013

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NEWs AAMA Publishes Specs for Solar Reflective Finishes The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has released AAMA 643-13, Voluntary Specifcation, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Solar Refective Finishes, which apply to pigmented organic coatings applied to aluminum, fber reinforced thermoset or wood profles for windows, doors, wall panels and similar products. Advances in coatings technologies for architectural products have provided the opportunity to expand the use of solar refective coatings to keep surfaces cooler than they would be with standard coatings. "Since its development, cool coatings technologies have always been thought of as being strictly for roof coatings," says Manny Mayer, of Tiger Drylac USA Inc. and chair of AAMA's Cool Coatings Task Group. "Such coatings can be benefcial on the façade as well as window frames, railings, outdoor equipment enclosures and numerous other applications. In order to specify such coatings for alternate purposes, AAMA's Cool Coatings Task Group felt there was a need in the market place to provide a specifcation for manufacturers and architects to help in the evaluation and selection process of the best coating for the project." Carl Troiano, of Trojan Powder Coating Co. and vice chair of the task group, added, "AAMA 643 will help implement cool coatings technology of future projects and will be eventually used in LEED programs." Additionally, AAMA 643 is intended to assist the architect, owner and contractor to specify and obtain factory-applied fnishes that will provide higher-than-standard Total Solar Refectance values and still maintain a high level of performance in terms of flm integrity, exterior durability and general appearance over a period of many years. AAMA 643-13 and other AAMA publications may be purchased through aamanet.org. PRODUCTS FINISHING — pfonline.com 9

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