FGIA Updates Document Establishing Quality Standards for Reinforced Thermoplastic Exterior Profile Extrusions
The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) has announced the release of an updated document establishing strict material properties requirements, including dimensional stability, weatherability, and extrusion quality, for rigid reinforced thermoplastic exterior profile extrusions used for assembled fenestration products. The AAMA 310-23, Voluntary Specification for Reinforced Thermoplastic Fenestration Exterior Profile Extrusions, an FGIA document, is now available for purchase in the FGIA online store, marking the first update since 2004.
Importance of Standardization
According to Glenn Ferris, FGIA Fenestration Standards Specialist and staff liaison for the FGIA Reinforced Thermoplastic Fenestration Exterior Profile Extrusions Review Task Group, “reinforced thermoplastic profile extrusions are used in assembling fenestration products. Establishing this specification as a standard of quality is important for their utilization in fenestration applications.”
The new standards are meant to assist producers and distributors in educating consumers and vendors on the proper use of these extrusions, as well as to provide requirements as the basis for specification requirements and product certification for exterior fenestration products. Improper use of these products can lead to failures in application, function, and performance.
Purchase and Availability
AAMA 310-23 and other FGIA documents may be purchased from the online store at the discounted member rate of $20 or the non-member price of $60. In addition, the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS), which references AAMA 310, is also available for purchase.
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Source: FGIAonline.org with additional information added by Apazone