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ANODIZE AAMA SPECIFICATIONS

In order to ensure the anodize performance expected for an architectural / commercial application,
AAMA 611 specification should be referenced along with the anodize color.

AAMA SPECIFICATIONS FOR PAINT

Beyond the stringent standards and regulations of AAMA, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a projects long life, durability and sustainability.

SPECIFICATION

CLASS I

CLASS II

SOUTH FLORIDA WEATHERING:

Color Retention10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E10 yrs: Fade = 5 Delta E
Chalk ResistanceN/AN/A
Gloss Retention15 unit variation15 unit variation
Gloss Options4 - 304 - 30
HardnessExcellentGood
Dry Film Thickness0.7 mils minimum0.4 mils minimum
Effect of Poor SubstrateSignificantSignificant

ACCELERATED TESTING:

Salt Spray3,000 hours1,000 hours
HumidityNo specificationNo specification
Warranty5 - 10 YearsN/A

AAMA PRODUCT SPECIFICATION DESCRIPTIONS

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AAMA 611 – Class i

Class I anodic coating is a high-performance finish used for exterior building structures and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure. Class I anodize is more resistant to salt spray and the sea coast, and it is more durable in high traffic areas.

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AAMA 611 – CLASS II

Class II anodic coatings are recommended for interior applications or light exterior applications receiving regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance such as storefronts and entrance ways. Class II anodize is not as durable or wear resistant as a Class I finish.

Coatings should be visibly free from flow lines, streaks, blisters or other surface imperfections in the dry-film state on exposed surfaces when observed at a distance of 10 feet (3 m) from the metal surface and inspected at an angle of 90 degrees to the surface.

Linetec is 100% compliant of all AAMA specifications. AAMA’s Certification Program Verified Components List is a complete list of window and door component manufacturers who have submitted samples for testing and those samples were found to be in full compliance with the applicable specification.

For detailed spec information or to purchase AAMA specifications visit www.aamanet.org. All AAMA documents may be ordered through the Public Store.

AAMA MEMBER

American Architectural Manufacturers Association, a material-neutral organization, is the source of performance standards for the fenestration professionals of window, door, skylight, curtain wall and storefront manufacturing companies.
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SPECIALTY FINISHES

As your Single Source Solution we offer custom options and specialty finishes such as Brushed Stainless Anodize, Wood Grain Finishes, Copper Anodize, and textured Terra Cotta Coatings.
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ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT

Linetec has earned a long-standing reputation as a leader in environmentally-conscious practices and finishing options. For more than a decade, environmental responsibility has been written into our core values.
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