Standards Action Report


July 2018


The 2018 edition of the “Tempers for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloy Products” have been published. The newly revised publications, popularly known as the “Yellow Sheets” and “Tan Sheets” respectively, supersede the 2011 editions.

These documents have been extensively revised to include numerous new registrations, revisions to the previously registered product information, and the deactivation of numerous obsolete products. Additionally, the temper registration procedures have been revised to clarify and expand on the registration rules when an expansion of the gauge range for an existing temper is registered.

The 60-page Yellow Sheets list tempers for aluminum and aluminum alloy products registered with the Aluminum Association by individual producers, which are not contained in the Association’s “Aluminum Standards and Data.” Information on mechanical property data and other metallurgical characteristics specific to the alloy-temper combinations of numerous semi-fabricated products as well as a number of cast products that have been registered with the Aluminum Association are included. Its 60-page metric counterpart “Tan Sheets” lists equivalent information in metric units based on the International System of Units (SI).

To purchase a hard copy of these publications, visit the Aluminum Association’s online bookstore on the Association’s website. The cost for the printed and downloadable versions is $120 each for non- members and $60 each for members.


The Aluminum Association completed registration of three (3) new international wrought alloy designated 2073, 2081 and 5018B. In addition, the Association completed alloy registration of C360.0 Casting and C360.2 Ingot.

Note:  The chemical composition limits of the registered alloys since the last edition of the Teal Sheets and 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
PN18-60 Request for Registration of a New Alloy “2211” 
PN18-62 Proposal to Change Temper Registration for 7160-T7651 Plate 


ASD Related Projects

Project No. Subject
PS18-114 Correction to Table 7.23 in ASD
PS18-115 Interpretation Question - ASD Table 12.4



Project No. Subject
PN18-59 Task Group to Review 2018 Teal Sheet
PN18-61 CLAD Aluminum Alloy Products Registration Record-2018_Review
PS18-112 Proposal to Develop a System for Assigning UNS numbers to the B Series for Wrought Alloy Variations



Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations September 25, 2018
Technical Committee on Product Standards September 26, 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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