AAMA Updates Specification for Wood Lamination and Cellulosic Composite Materials

December 11th, 2014 by Editor

For the first time since 2005, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has updated and released AAMA 312, “Voluntary Specification for the Lamination of Wood and Cellulosic Composite Materials Intended for Use on AAMA Certified Profiles.”

“This document provides guidelines and important criteria for AAMA members involved with the lamination of wood and cellulosic composite materials to AAMA certified profiles,” says Jack Reed, chair of the WCCM Council 312 Review Task Group. “This revised document identifies the common test methods used to determine acceptable performance of the laminates, with respect to adhesion, weathering and appearance. Important changes to the previous specification include a change to the title to indicate performance of laminate is in combination with an AAMA certified profile.”

Important additions include a section about cyclic aging, a new protocol for certification to formaldehyde emissions, additional details to the accelerated exposure options and updates regarding chemical resistance. New sections also were added to cover test procedures for interior and exterior laminate adhesion and to address lead content.

AAMA 312-14, along with other AAMA documents, may be purchased here.

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