Standards Action Report


September 2017


The 2017 edition of The Aluminum Association manual, Aluminum Standards and Data is published. This indispensable book is the most complete source of information for aluminum mill products and contain information on chemical composition limits, typical properties, mechanical and physical properties and standard dimensional tolerances for commonly used commercial alloys. Also included in the document are information on comparative characteristics and applications, quality control, cross reference of aluminum mill product specifications, and Terminology Section.  Also published are the revised ANSI H35.1-2017, American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation System for Aluminum, ANSI H35.2-2017, American National Standard Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products and ANSI H35.4-2017, American National Standard Designation System for Unalloyed Aluminum.

The U.S. version of the Aluminum Standards and Data is available in print, CD and digital download form and may be purchased from the Aluminum Association online bookstore at The cost is $125.00 each for members and $250.00 each for non-members.



The Aluminum Association completed casting alloy registrations of 345.0, 351.0, 352.0, A354.0, B360.0, 370.0, 374.0, 375.0, 379.0, F380, 394.0, 560.0 and 701.0 Casting product and 345.1, 345.2, 351.1, 352.1, A354.1, B360.1, 370.1, 374.1, 375.1, 379.1, 379.2, F380.1, 394.1, 560.1 and 701.1 Ingot product. 

Note: The chemical composition limits of the registered alloys since the last edition of the Pink Sheets are listed in the addenda of this publication, available at


Following is a list of new projects initiated since the last report, currently under review by The Aluminum Association’s Technical Committee on Product Standards.  All parties that could be affected are welcome to comment on individual proposals:

Alloy and Temper Registrations and Revisions

Under Review by Technical Committee on Product Standards

Project No. Subject
PN17-74 Request for Registration of a New Temper 2050-T34 Plate
PN17-75 Request for Registration of a New Temper 2050-T82 Plate


International Alloy Registrations

Project No. Subject
PN17-61 Request for Registration of a New 4xxx Aluminum Wrought Alloy "4025"
PN17-62 Request for Registration of a New 7xxx Aluminum Wrought Alloy "7077"


ASD Related Projects

Project No. Subject
PS17-111 Deletion of Thick Gauge 2xxx Series Alclad Alloys and Tempers from ASD
PS17-112 Request to Change Table 12.45 of the ASD
PS17-113 Request to Standardize the definition - Mean Wall Diameter of a Tube in ASD
PS17-114 Revise ASD Tables having Weight per Foot



Project No. Subject
PN17-69 Pink Sheet xxx.2 Definition
PN17-70 Request to Revise T_52 Temper Definition
PN17-76 Proposal to Revise 501.10 (A)(1)(c)
PS17-106 Proposal to add Time Limit to Alloy Registration Requests in TCPS Procedure Manual
PS17-110 Change in the System of Alloy Deactivation
PS17-115 Interpretation of Standard Procedure for Calculating High Purity Aluminum
PS17-116 Final Review of Yellow and Tan Sheets




Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations October 4, 2017
Technical Committee on Product Standards October 4-5, 2017


The majority of the Association’s standards activities are carried out by the Technical Committee on Product Standards (TCPS) in accordance with The Aluminum Association procedures governing these activities.  Product Divisions may also form technical committees to work on specific standards that affect their products.  For example, the Electrical Division has a Task Group of AA Representatives on National Electrical Code Panels.

To request a copy of a project or to discuss placing a representative on TCPS, contact  John Weritz at


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