AAMA Updates Lead Content Standards

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) has added requirements to the governing specifications of its Profile Certification Program to ensure no lead has been added to vinyl profiles that are certified. Recent revisions to the AAMA 300 series specifications now require anyone claiming conformance to these standards to meet the defined lead content requirements, which are restricted levels AAMA believes are appropriate to protect customers of the industry.

The eight materials standards have been updated by AAMA's Vinyl Material Council to include the new lead content requirements and reference updates. According to the association, key provisions prohibit the addition of lead to the compounds, requiring that the lead content of all profiles be less than 0.02 percent by weight. The updated AAMA documents include: 303-04; 304-04; 305-04; 306-04; 307-04; 308-04; 309-04; and 310-04.

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