Standards Action Report


November 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 and ANSI H35.2-2017, American National Standard Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products.

The U.S. version of the Aluminum Standards and Data is available in print 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 registration of three new international wrought alloy designated 2043, 4025 and 7160. In addition, the Association completed tentative temper registrations of 6061-T8 Drawn Tube, 2050-T34 Plate, 2050-T82 Plate and completed registration of a new casting alloy designated 430.0 and ingot 430.1.

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

Note: The chemical composition limits for the registered alloys in the form of Casting and Ingot 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:

International Alloy Registrations

Project No. Subject
PN17-77 Request for Registration of a New 6XXX Aluminum Wrought Alloy “6086”
PN17-79 Request for Registration of a New 4XXX Aluminum Wrought Alloy “4060”


ASD Related Projects

Project No. Subject
PS17-105 Repository of Corrections to 2017 ASD and ASD(M)
PS17-105/1 Table 3.4, Page 3-17, Temper should be T6 -vs- T5
PS17-105/2 Revise "Mean Wall Diameter" definition
PS17-105/3 Table 11.2, Page 11-16, Specified Dimension in. should be 0.250-0.499
PS17-119 Proposed Changes to Surface Roughness Tube versus Pipe - Section 12 ASD and ASD-M
PS17-120 Proposed Changes to the tube and pipe tables in Section 16 ASD and ASD-M
PS17-121 Request to correct temper designation on Table 6.5 in ASD



Project No. Subject
PS17-117 Proposition of CHINA on a NWIP to ISO/TC 79
PS17-118 Systematic Review of ISO 6363




Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations April 4, 2018
Technical Committee on Product Standards April 4-5, 2018


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


Builders have safely used aluminum wiring for more than 40 years.

The National Electrical Code has permitted the use of aluminum wire since 1901, a mere four years after the first recognized national electrical code was published in 1897. AA-8000 aluminum conductors have more than 40 years of reliable field installations.


January 12, 2018
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) made a unanimous preliminary determination today...
January 4, 2018
Vulcan Inc. joins as a Producer Member; Lethiguel Inc. joins as an Associate Member