Bookstore Catalog

This searchable catalog contains the most up to date information on publications released by the Aluminum Association. The full catalog can be found here
It is organized by publication topic and provides prices, titles, SKUs, and short descriptions for all current Association publications.

An abbreviated version is below, by clicking on either “hard copy” or “download” for a publication you will be taken to the appropriate page inside the Association bookstore website. 

All publications are sold through the Aluminum Association bookstore www.aluminum.org/bookstore

ANSI Standards

American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation Systems for Aluminum 2013

This standard describes the designation system for wrought aluminum, wrought aluminum alloys, aluminum and aluminum alloys in the form of castings and foundry ingot, and tempers. 

Non-member: $80

Member: $40

 

American National Standard Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products 2013

This covers the tolerances for sheet and plate, fin stock, foil, wire, rod, and bar, tube and pipe, forgings, forging stock, and electrical conductors. 

Non-member: $80

Member: $40

American National Standard Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products -Metric 2013

This covers the tolerances in metric units for sheet and plate, fin stock, foil, wire, rod and bar, tube and pipe, forgings, forging stock, and electrical conductors. 

Non-member: $80

Member: $40

American National Standard Designation System for Aluminum Hardeners 1997(R2013)

This standard covers the system for designating aluminum hardeners used primarily for the addition of alloy or grain refining elements or modifiers to aluminum alloy melts. 

Non-member: $17

Member: $8.50

American National Standard Designation System for Unalloyed Aluminum 2006 (R2013)

Provides a system for designating unalloyed aluminum not made by a refining process and used primarily for remelting. 

Non-member: $17

Member: $8.50

American National Standard Nomenclature System for Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite Materials 2013

Describes a nomenclature system for designating Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites; including identification of the matric composition and the type, volume percent and composition of the reinforcement material. 

Non-member: $17

Member: $8.50

Building and Construction

Released in January 2015, this book is an invaluable resource to understand designing and constructing structures out of aluminum.  It is divided into 8 critical sections detailing rules for determining the strength of aluminum structural components, buckling constants for welded and unwelded alloys, alloy and temper designation systems for wrought and cast aluminum alloys and more.  The latest version includes updates on material specifications, cast alloy strengths, alternate methods for determining column and beam strengths, and others. 

As an added bonus, for the first time ever, the binder of the Design Manual is made of aluminum. 

Hard Copy/Download Prices

Non-member: $395/ $375

Member: $350/ $335

Addresses structural design of screened enclosures based on the Florida Building Code including: loads, analysis, design, and construction documents. 

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Casting and Forging

A technical guide to the design of aluminum die forgings; including chapters on die design, tolerances for die forgings and forging drafting conventions.

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

This manual gives voluntary guidelines covering chemical compositions and physical and mechanical properties.  Also covered are linear tolerances, draft requirements, machine-finish allowances, quality control and heat treatments.

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

Using Guard Bands to Accommodate Uncertainty in the Spark AES Analysis of Aluminum or Aluminum Alloys When Determining Compliance with Specified Composition Limits

This paper provides a brief discussion of:

  1. The uncertainty inherent in the elemental analysis of aluminum and aluminum alloys by Spark-AES.
  2. The benefits of using guard bands to set internal operating limits, which are offset from specified composition limits. 
  3. A model of the risk for sale of out-of-specification product based on the analysis uncertainty relative to the specified composition limits.
  4. The main sources of uncertainty of Spark-AES and their potential causes.

Non-member: $0

Member: $0

Coatings and Finishes

Details cleaning methods for mill-finished, anodized, chemical-coated, painted, porcelain enameled, plated and laminated aluminum finishes. It includes applications for architecture, transportation and home use.

Non-member:$40

Member: $20

Outlines a system of designations for all types of finishes and coatings commonly applied to aluminum. Examples of designations for mechanical and chemical finishes and anodic coatings illustrate how the system is used.

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Electrical Wire and Cable

This hardcover handbook covers the electrical uses of aluminum, including bare, covered and insulated wire and cable. Includes more than 300 tables and illustrations.

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Lists over 1,200 code words widely used to designate specific conductor configurations.  It includes data on each conductor: size, number of strands, insulation thickness and an alphabetical listing of the code words.

Non-member:$76

Member: $38

Lists more than 400 code words used to identify aluminum underground distribution (UD) cables. The booklet also describes the code word system and outlines the procedure for registering new code words.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

Provides the standards used for packaging aluminum conductors and ACSR which provides the most economical spools and stranding techniques.

Non-member:$5

Member: $3

Extrusions

Aluminum Standards and Data is the preeminent reference for aluminum mill product standards and the most complete source of information on wrought aluminum.  This reference contains: nominal and specified chemical compositions of alloys, typical mechanical and physical properties of commonly used commercial alloys; mechanical property limits; information on comparative characteristics and applications; definitions and dimensional tolerances for semi-fabricated products. 

Non-member:$150

Member: $75

Aluminum Standards and Data is the preeminent reference for aluminum mill product standards and the most complete source of information on wrought aluminum.  This reference contains: nominal and specified chemical compositions of alloys, typical mechanical and physical properties of commonly used commercial alloys; mechanical property limits; information on comparative characteristics and applications; definitions and dimensional tolerances for semi-fabricated products. 

Non-member:$150

Member: $75

This publication offers a uniform method of preparing extrusion profile drawings.

Non-member:$80

Member: $40

Explains and illustrates many aspects of the published standard tolerances for aluminum alloy extrusions, such as those contained in the association's Aluminum Standards and Data.

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

Visual quality attributes of aluminum extrusions have been complied as a reference for those who have an interest in aluminum extruded products and in terminology commonly used in this segment of the aluminum industry.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

General

The properties of aluminum and its alloys which give rise to their widespread usage, with particular emphasis on manufacturability, recyclability, and corrosion resistance, are briefly described in this report.  The designation system by which alloys are classified is also described. 

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

A coffee table book that traces the history of aluminum, starting in the 1800s through its evolving role in daily life, with short essays and over 350 photos.  

Non-member:$75

Member: $75

A comprehensive guide to the history, production, and application of aluminum foil.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

The book builds from a brief history of aluminum through its various production and processing steps with a description of relationships between processing steps, structure, and properties of aluminum alloys. 

Non-member:$95

Member: $39

This publication was developed for educational purposes and provides a broad description of how aluminum sheet and plate fabricated products are manufactured in an aluminum sheet mill. It enlarges upon the information presented in the video of the same name.

Non-member:$20

Member: $10

Developed for educational purposes, this download shows how aluminum sheet and plate fabricated products are manufactured in an aluminum sheet mill. Includes action shots from melting and ingot casting through the finishing operations and packaging.

Non-member:$20

Member: $20

Health and Safety

Aluminum & Health: A Review of the Issues, Efforts and Knowledge

A discussion of aluminum, health and the current understanding of the role that aluminum plays, if any, in the human body and any possible relationship to Alzheimer's disease.

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Explains the hazards associated with bottles, cans and lighters when charged with aluminum scrap into a melting furnace.

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Guidelines for Aluminum Scrap Receiving and Inspection Based on Safety and Health Considerations

Helps aluminum recyclers and scrap suppliers prevent accidents and injuries due to moisture or contamination in purchased scrap. This publications reviews The Aluminum Association's molten metal incident reporting system.

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Intended to help companies that produce and/or melt aluminum sows, this publication addresses casting, inspection, drying and melting procedures. It also focuses on preventing equipment damage and injuries associated with explosions caused by wet or contaminated sows charged into molten metal in melting furnaces.  The Guidelines offer information and suggestions, derived from industry experience, for plants to consider in their safety programs. 

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Guidelines for Handling Aluminum Fines Generated in Various Aluminum Operations

The Guidelines include updated information on the factors contributing to incidents involving aluminum fines, the conduct of dust/fines hazard assessments, and protective measures to implement in the event of an incident.  A must read for anyone responsible for managing dust in the aluminum environment.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

Outlines the steps, practices and equipment used to reduce the potential hazards of molten metal in melting, transferring and casting operations. Industry research on the causes and prevention of molten metal explosions is described. Revised in 2016

Non-member:$200

Member: $100

Provides a concise guide to the behavior of aluminum with a wide variety of food and chemicals

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

Produced for employees who handle molten aluminum, this training aid reviews safe charging of scrap, ingot, sow, master alloys and hardeners. Also discusses storage and handling of these materials.

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Depicts two explosions in extrusion billet dc casting operations. Also discusses The Aluminum Association's research efforts on aluminum-water explosions.

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Resistance of Protective Fabrics to Molten Aluminum and Bath Splash and their Comfort Properties

Provides aluminum producers with independent, quantified data on fabrics, so that safety personnel can make informed decisions regarding the materials they utilize for the protection of employees. 

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

This video contains basic rules on the safe storage and handling of aluminum powders and pastes. Topics include: general safety recommendations and precautions; definitions; storage and safety principles for handling aluminum powders and paste, and fire fighting methods. 

Non-member:$40

Member: $20

Recommendations for Storage & Handling of Aluminum Powders & Paste

Discusses safety measures related to powder and paste. 

Non-member:$40

Member: $20

US Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Data Reporting Guidance

Aluminum, aluminum oxide and alloys may require facility and/or corporate reporting under TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Rule. This document provides guidance on the proper reporting & includes a number of industry specific examples about compliance with reporting obligations.

Non-member:$100

Member: $50

Registration Records aka Rainbow Sheets

International Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Unalloyed Aluminum

This registration record is the defining source for international designations and chemical composition limits for unalloyed aluminum referenced in a number of standards and specifications worldwide.

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

International Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Aluminum Hardeners

This publication includes designations, chemical composition limits and color codes for aluminum hardeners registered in accordance with the International Designation System for Aluminum Hardeners.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

Components of Clad Aluminum Alloy Products

This publication is the registration record for clad aluminum alloy products registered with The Aluminum Association, and contains the registered designations, component alloys, cladding location, and other information.   

Non-member:$20

Member: $10

Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Aluminum Alloys in the Form of Castings and Ingot

This registration record contains designations and chemical composition limits registered with The Aluminum Association for aluminum and aluminum alloys in the form of castings and ingot.

Non-member:$75

Member: $37.50

Tempers for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Products Metric Edition

The Tan Sheets list tempers for aluminum and aluminum alloy products, in metric units, registered with the Association by individual producers, which are not contained in Aluminum Standards and Data

Non-member:$70

Member: $35

International Alloy Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Wrought Aluminum and Wrought Aluminum Alloys

This registration record is the defining source for the designations and chemical composition limits for wrought aluminum and wrought aluminum alloys referenced in a number of standards and specifications worldwide. 

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

Tempers for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Products

Yellow Sheets list tempers for aluminum and aluminum alloy products registered with The Aluminum Association by individual producers, which are not contained in Aluminum Standards and Data.

Non-member:$70

Member: $35

Sheet and Plate

Guidelines for In-Plant Handling of Aluminum Plate, Flat Sheet & Coil

Describes procedures and methods that have been successfully used to handle sheet and plate in the plant, both manually and with the use of equipment. Covers storage, handling, processing & inspection.

Non-member:$35

Member: $20

Report of the Interpretation of the Precision & Accuracy of the TP-1 Test When Multiple Laboratories Evaluate the Same Grain Refiner

Describes the evaluation of the TP-1 Standard Test Procedure for Aluminum Alloy Grain Refiners. The goal of the tests was to determine if the TP-1 test was repeatable. With a standardized protocol fixing the variables left open in TP-1 the task group used up to 12 laboratories and two rating procedures on the specimens generated.

Non-member:$20

Member: $0

Standard Test Procedure for Measuring the Dissolution of Aluminum Hardeners

Describes The Aluminum Association dissolution test procedure used to determine the suitability of an aluminum hardener product for alloying purposes. The procedure describes a method for measuring dissolution time & recovery of the hardener element under standardized conditions.

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

Guia Para Minimizar las Manchas de Agua – Guidelines for Minimizing Water Staining of Aluminum (Spanish)

Esta publicación describe el proceso para enviar, manejar y almacenar el aluminio para minimizar las manchas de agua. 

Non-member:$35

Member: $20

Guidelines for Minimizing Water Staining of Aluminum

Describes how proper shipping, handling and storing procedures can minimize water staining.  

Non-member:$35

Member: $0

Guidelines for Minimizing Water Staining of Aluminum Poster set

This poster outlines steps to protect against water staining, suitable for display in shipping or receiving departments where aluminum is handled.  There is also a copy within the publication of the same name. 

Posters come in packs of 10

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Guidelines for Minimizing Water Staining of Aluminum Spanish & English Set

Describes how proper shipping, handling and storing procedures can minimize water staining, with a copy in Spanish and English

Non-member:$50

Member: $30

This standard test procedure establishes criteria to determine the ability of a grain refiner to reduce grain size during solidification of aluminum alloys and to examine the structure of the grain refiner for uniformity and freedom from defects.

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

A pictorial publication which sets the correct terminology and definitions of cause for the attributes discussed. Two separate indexing systems for more than 150 attributes help the user identify the visual quality aspect being sought.

Non-member:$50

Member: $25

Statistics Reports

Weekly review of industry activity, drivers and key economic indicators. The report also features comments on industry fundamentals by several leading industry analysts, on a rotating basis.

Non-member:$1050

Associate member: $0

Producer member: $0

Monthly executive summary of industry activity covering primary production, mill product orders and shipments, inventories (producer and bonded warehouse), foreign trade, and secondary recovery. The subscription includes a PDF summary report and a two-year data series spreadsheet. 

Non-member:$750

Associate member: $0

Producer member: $0

The Aluminum Statistical Review assembles the most important statistical data available on the North American aluminum industry all in one place. It includes information on every cycle of the aluminum production process; from primary aluminum, to markets for finished goods, to the recovery of aluminum scrap. The Statistical Review is divided into five major sections: supply, shipments, markets, foreign trade, and world statistics. Its easy-to-read design includes text, tables and charts providing a valuable reference tool for members of the industry, financial analysts, government agencies, students, and the general public.

 

Non-member:$300

Associate member: $150

Producer member: $0

Provides monthly producer shipments of can stock & includes figures on domestic shipment exports.

Non-member:$450

Associate member: $225

Producer member: $0

Subscribers to this monthly product will receive reports for the current year, which includes back issues, and access to reports for prior years.

Non-member:$700

Associate member: $350

Producer member: $0

Provides data on domestic U.S. and Canadian shipments of extruded products by major market segment on a quarterly basis. Products include extruded shapes, pipe and tube (extruded or drawn), and rod and bar (extruded or drawn).

Non-member:$1500

Associate member: $750

Producer member: $0

Provides data on U.S. and Canadian producer shipments of extruded products by state and region within the U.S. as well as shipments to Canada, Mexico, and all other countries on a quarterly basis.

Non-member:$1500

Associate member: $750

Producer member: $0

Subscribers to this monthly product will receive reports for a 12 month period and have access to reports for prior years.  The subscription includes both the PDF summary report and historical data from 1999- present in a spreadsheet. 

Non-member:$700

Associate member: $350

Producer member: $0

Provides data on domestic U.S. and Canadian shipments of fin stock (coiled sheet or foil in specific alloys, tempers and thickness ranges suitable for manufacture of fins for heat exchangers) by major market segment on a quarterly basis.

Non-member:$450

Associate member: $225

Producer member: $0

The "Flat Roll Capacity" report provides annual data on U.S. and Canadian sheet, plate, and foil reroll capacity. The report also provides the continuous cast portion of the total capacity.

Non-member:$300

Associate member: $150

Producer member: $0

Provides data and analysis on domestic U.S. and Canadian shipments of aluminum foil by major market segment. This report includes figures on imports, exports, domestic demand, shipments to distributors and orders.

Non-member:$1750

Associate member: $875

Producer member: $0

Provides annual data on domestic U.S. & Canadian shipments of aluminum forgings and impacts by major market segments:  Transportation; Consumer Durables; Electrical; Machinery & Equipment

Non-member:$450

Associate member: $225

Producer member: $0

The "Index of Net New Orders" report provides an industry-wide measure of the monthly U.S. and Canadian orders for aluminum mill products.

Non-member:$750

Associate member: $375

Producer member: $0

The "New Can Stock Scrap Receipts" report provides monthly statistics on new can stock scrap receipts by class.

Non-member:$450

Associate member: $225

Producer member: $0

Contains information on all aluminum plants that have been identified in Canada, Mexico & the U.S. (does NOT include foundries). The Directory lists these plants, and shows locations, types of products, basic contact information& websites

Non-member:$300

Associate member: $150

Producer member: $150

Contains information on all aluminum extrusion plants that have been identified in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The Directory lists companies, plants, locations, numbers and sizes of extrusion presses, additional capabilities and services. Also contains a listing of billet producers, links to websites, email addresses, and a glossary.

Non-member:$300

Associate member: $150

Producer member: $150

Provides quarterly statistics on U.S. and Canadian foundry shipments of aluminum castings. The report breaks shipments down by major market, casting method, use (for sale or for the foundry's own use), and source metal (primary or secondary ingot).

Non-member:$750

Associate member: $375

Producer member: $0

The "Powder and Paste" report provides monthly producer shipments of powder and paste, and includes imports and exports by domestic producers.

Non-member:$575

Associate member: $287.50

Producer member: $0

The "Primary Aluminum Production" report offers primary aluminum production statistics on a monthly basis for the U.S. and Canada (reported separately).

Non-member:$0

Associate member: $0

Producer member: $0

Provided to members and subscribers annually, the report offers an annual rate of primary aluminum installed capacity at U.S. and Canadian facilities. Detailed data includes access to over 60 years of historical data.

Non-member:$300

Associate member: $150

Producer member: $0

The "Primary Aluminum Shipments by Product Form" report provides quarterly data on U.S. and Canadian shipments of primary aluminum by product form.

Non-member:$750

Associate member: $375

Producer member: $0

Provides net shipments of aluminum by domestic U.S. and Canadian producers. Monthly shipments are broken out by mill product form and ingot. In addition, the report includes end-of-month inventory levels for U.S. and Canadian producers.

Non-member:$900

Associate member: $450

Producer member: $0

Provides monthly producer shipments of redraw rod, extruded and drawn rod, & bare wire. Also includes figures on conductor and non-conductor redraw rod.

Non-member:$575

Associate member: $287.50

Producer member: $0

Provides data on domestic U.S. and Canadian shipments of sheet and plate by major market segment on a quarterly basis. The report also provides a breakout of heat-treatable versus nonheat-treatable shipments of sheet and plate

Non-member:$1500

Associate member: $750

Producer member: $0

Subscribers to this monthly product will receive reports for the current year, which includes back issues, and access to reports for prior years.

Non-member:$750

Associate member: $375

Producer member: $0

Provides data on demand for aluminum extrusion and includes data on domestic producer shipments of primary and secondary extrusion billet, imports and exports of extrusion billet, and total domestic demand in the U.S. and Canada. 

Non-member:$1000

Associate member: $500

Producer member: $0

A subscription to the online database provides aluminum trade data on for the U.S., Canada and China, from 1995 to the present.  The online service is contracted by the Association.  Contact Hank Sattlethight, hsattlethight@aluminum.org, at the Aluminum Association for details.

Non-member:$3000

Associate member: $1500

Producer member: $1500

Subscribers will receive reports for the current year, including back issues, and have access to reports for prior years of summarized imports/ exports of aluminum by the U.S. and Canada.

Non-member:$600

Associate member: $300

Producer member: $0

Welding and Joining

Explains the various methods of brazing aluminum, and includes charts and tables to help designers plan brazing operations. 

Non-member:$60

Member: $30

For use by engineers and specifiers that need to know the specifics of how, when and why to solder aluminum. This is a practical publication that covers materials, cleaning, fixture and joint design, brazing methods and equipment, inspection, testing and safety.

Non-member:$30

Member: $15

Offers comprehensive discussions of factors affecting adhesion, surface characteristics of aluminum, surface treatment of aluminum adherents, selection of an adhesive, design of aluminum-bonded joints, and more. 

Non-member:$195

Member: $100

This classic aluminum welding textbook covers all operations from welding design, metal preparation, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, electron beam welding, laser beam welding, resistance welding and many other welding processes, through weld performance, welding codes and standards for aluminum welding and control of aluminum weld quality. 

Non-member:$140

Member: $70