Standards Action Report


January 2018


The 2017 edition of The Aluminum Association manual, Aluminum Standards and Data Metric (SI) 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 / H35.1(M)-2017_American National Standard Alloy and Temper Designation System for Aluminum, ANSI H35.2 / H35.2(M)-2017_American National Standard Dimensional Tolerances for Aluminum Mill Products, ANSI H35.3-2017_ American National Standard Designation System for Aluminum Hardeners, ANSI H35.4-2017_ American National Standard Designation System for Unalloyed Aluminum and Reaffirmation of H35.5-2013 (R2017)_ American National Standard Nomenclature System for Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite Materials.

The Metric (SI) 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.

Note:  Errors were found in ANSI H35.2 and ASD documents.  Erratas are available on the website at


The Aluminum Association completed registration of one new international wrought alloy designated 6086.  In addition, the Association completed tentative temper registration of 7160-T7651 Plate.

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: Tempers for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Products, both U.S. and Metirc registered since the last edition of the Yellow and Tan 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
PN18-50 Request for Registration of New Alloy - Additive Mfg. and Powder - AlSi10Mg - Proposed 410.5 and 410.6 
PN18-51 Request for Registration of New Temper - Proposed 2111-T8 Rod & Bar


ANSI Related Projects

Project No. Subject
PS18-101 Interpretation Question- ANSI 35.2 Table 7.18


ASD Related Projects

Project No. Subject
PS17-123 Proposed Revisions to Correct Defect Sizes on p. 4-6 of ASD-M 



Project No. Subject
PS17-122 Develop a simple users-manual for TCPS members to use Kavi Workspace 
PS18-100 Proposal to Reinstate Ballot Completion Notices



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.


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