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Specify for High Performance
Depending on the project’s location, the framing system’s exterior will need to withstand exposure to direct sunlight, rain, dirt, wind, coastal salt spray and extreme temperature fluctuations from freezing winters to summer heat soaring to 40oC. In addition to these climatic concerns, projects near industrial centers and urban business districts also contend with air pollution, vehicle emissions and road de-icers, as well as the smears, scratches and dings from high frequency use.
Architectural coatings specified to meet AAMA 2605 offer the highest level of protection for aluminum framing and building performance. In 2022, the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) updated AAMA 2605 Voluntary Specification, Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels (with Coil Coating Appendix) to guide architects and specifiers in choosing the correct performance for their projects.
To ensure optimal performance and appearance, Alumicor partners with Linetec as our single source solution for architectural finishing. Linetec is 100% compliant with all applicable AAMA specifications. Painted finishes meeting AAMA 2605’s industry-leading performance specification include 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based coatings, also known as fluoropolymer coatings.
Architectural coatings with 70% PVDF resin that meet AAMA 2605 specifications exhibit outstanding resistance to color fade and change, chalking, gloss loss, humidity, salt spray and chemicals, and ensure a long-lasting, durable finish. No other coating system can withstand the rigors of nature and time like those based on the 70% PVDF resin.