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Standards Action Report


December 2018


The 2018 edition of the “Designations and Chemical Composition Limits for Aluminum Alloys in the Form of Castings and Ingot” has been published. The newly revised publication, popularly known and the “Pink Sheets,” supersede the 2015 edition.

The 2018 edition of the Pink Sheets is a revision to 2015 edition. 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.

In the latest 2018 edition, 34 new alloys were added, two alloys were inactivated and one new footnote was added.

To purchase a hard copy of this publication, visit the Aluminum Association’s online bookstore on the Association’s website. The cost for the printed and downloadable version of the Pink Sheet can be purchased for $120 each for non- members and $60 each for members.


The Aluminum Association completed the temper registration of 7160-T351 Plate and 7160-T7451 Plate.

Note: The chemical composition limits of the registered alloys since the last edition of the Tan and Yellow 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
PN18-71 Request to Move Tentative Temper Registration of 2050-T34 Plate to Final
PN18-72 Request for Tentative Temper Registration of 2081-T84 Plate


 ANSI and ASD Related Projects

PS18-119 Interpretation Question of the ANSI H35.2 and ASD Standard Tolerance – Tables 11.9 and 12.9
PS18-120 Proposed Errata AS&D Table 11.2 Cross-Sectional Dimension Tolerances—Profiles
PS18-121 Proposed Errata AS&D Table 16.29 and ANSI H35.2 Table 16.29 Corner and Edge Radii—Tolerances—Extruded Bar—Electric Conductors
PS18-122 Interpretation Question of the H35.2, H35.2(M), ASD, and ASD(M) Standard Tolerance - Table 11.6



PS18-118 Definition of the purpose of the Global Technical Alliance



Subcommittee on Alloy and Temper Registrations April  23, 2019
Technical Committee on Product Standards April 24, 2019


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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