ANSI/AWI 0400-2022 - Factory Finishing
a) Structural, when applied to finishing technologies, refers to performance evaluation and characteristics.
3.3.1 Performance Evaluation
b) Finishing technologies not listed in the Performance Characteristics table below shall be tested in accordance with AWI Test Methodologies CR-1 and AR-1 (latest editions) to determine performance values.
3.3.2 Performance Characteristics
* Denotes finishing technologies identified by the Window and Door Manufacturing Association (WDMA) as applicable to doors addressed in ANSI WDMA I.S.1A and I.S.6A standards.**TR – Transparent, OP – OpaqueAWI acknowledges the table above as historical data established through industry use of previous AWI standards. Furthermore, it is intentional that the revised list in CR-1 test method varies from the list above in order to collect and establish new data, allowing for emerging technologies.
Notes for Performance Characteristics table:
Testing was evaluated in an ISO 9000-certified laboratory using the following ASTM test criteria: Chemical Resistance Testing – ASTM D1308 (latest edition), Wear Index – Abrasion Resistance Testing – ASTM D4060 (latest edition).
Baseline data for application prior to testing:
• 45-55% at 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit
• Water-borne coatings must be cured in a dehumidified atmosphere and can be assisted with infrared light and good air movement.
Performance characteristic numbers are used, with the following definitions for chemical resistance and wear index – :
5 – No effect from the test.
4 – Minimal effect or change and little repair required.
3 – Some effect; noticeable change, and the coating will recover with minimal .
2 – Moderate effect, performance adversely affected and repairs required.
1 – Poor performance and film failure is imminent and repairs are difficult.