The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) filed an ANSI Project Initiation Notification (PINS) to propose the development of a new standard for commercial fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) doors and frames. According to WDMA officials, the standard will set performance attributes for FRP doors and frames, filling an industry gap for “industrial-built doors that are intended to withstand moisture, chemicals, and damage caused by extensive use.”

Applicable doors are used in environments such as educational facilities, healthcare, wastewater treatment facilities, pool areas, food processing, dairies, zoos, veterinary offices, and other industrial buildings. “FRP doors and frames are versatile, where door performance in harsh environments is essential and where other door types may fail in this type of environment,” a WDMA statement said.

The association is seeking stakeholder participation in the development of the new standard, including door and door frame manufacturers, component suppliers, architects, specification writers, building officials, building owners, facility managers, end users and distributors.

The PINS announcement was published in the ANSI Standards Action on April 12, 2024, and is open for public comment for 30 days from that date.

For questions, comments, or more information on participating in the development of the standard, the association can be reached at standards@wdma.com.

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