[CCMC 11362-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as a sheathing tape in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

ID Code provision Solution type
09-27-03-03-00-0- Sheathing membrane required in shall be ...Alternative
09-27-03-03-00-0- Where sheathing membrane required in is ...Alternative

The above opinion(s) is/are based on the evaluation by the CCMC of technical evidence provided by the evaluation holder, and is bound by the stated conditions and limitations. For the benefit of the user, a summary of the technical information that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product names

  • 3M™ Construction Sheathing Tape 8088
  • 3M™ Venture Tape™ 1585 CW

Product description

The product has a permanent acrylic adhesive coating on an oriented polypropylene backing. The product is available in red in rolls that are 66 m long and 60 mm, 64 mm, 76 mm or 102 mm wide.
Axonometric application of the product

Figure 1. Application of the sheathing tape over joints of sheathing membrane

Manufacturing plant

This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:

Product namesManufacturing plant
Rockland, MA, US
3M™ Construction Sheathing Tape 8088Product evaluated by the CCMC
3M™ Venture Tape™ 1585 CWProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Conditions and limitations

The CCMC’s compliance opinion is bound by this product being used in accordance with the conditions and limitations set out below.

  • The products can be used to tape butt joints in the Tyvek® HomeWrap® (see CCMC 12808-R) and the Tyvek® HomeWrap® – Air Barrier Material™ (see CCMC 12857-R). They are permitted to be used in new and existing residential construction, subject to the following conditions:
    • the tape can be applied at temperatures as low as −10°C; however, adhesion increases with warmer temperatures; and
    • the products’ shelf life is 1 year from the date of receipt by the customer when stored under optimum conditions of 21°C and 50% relative humidity.
  • The products must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s current instructions, which include the following recommendations:
    • for optimum adhesion, surfaces should be relatively clean and dry;
    • do not apply to wet facing or wet wood;
    • use of the 3M PA-1 Tape Wiper is recommended to ensure proper rub down of the tape;
    • apply tape to all joints and tears in the substrate; and
    • all joints must be butt joints not exceeding 10 mm wide or lap joints with the tape centered on the joint.
  • Each roll must be identified with the manufacturer’s name and the CCMC Evaluation Report number at intervals not exceeding 300 mm.

  Technical information

This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072520-10BCCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Tape

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Prescriptive requirements
Table 1. Results of testing the prescriptive requirements for the products
Property Requirement Result
Thickness (mm) Report value ± 0.025 0.080 ± 0.003
Width (mm) 60 ± 0.80 60.2 ± 0.1
Length as specified (m) ≥ 51.8 64.95 ± 0.1
Tensile breaking strength (kN/m) ≥ 3.5 5.3
Elongation (min.) (%) ≥ 75 147
Performance requirements
Table 2. Results of testing the performance requirements for the products
Property Minimum requirement Result
Adhesion after accelerated aging (N/mm) adhesion to Tyvek® 0.15 0.26
Adhesion after accelerated aging (N/mm) adhesion to backing 0.15 0.22
Adhesion at −10°C (g) 250 250
Adhesion at 23°C (N/mm) adhesion to Tyvek® 0.15 0.38
Adhesion at 23°C (N/mm) adhesion to backing 0.15 0.26
Adhesion after heat aging (N/mm) adhesion to Tyvek® 0.20 0.29
Adhesion after heat aging (N/mm) adhesion to backing 0.20 0.25
Difference of shear strength value for tape to membrane and tape to backing Tape to membrane/ Tape to backing ≥ 75% 91%
Shear strength after ultraviolet exposure and heat aging (N/mm) shear strength to Tyvek® ± 25% of original shear strength 2.6 (pass)
Shear strength after ultraviolet exposure and heat aging (N/mm) shear strength to backing ± 25% of original shear strength 2.5 (pass)
Shear strength after solvent immersion (N/mm) shear strength to Tyvek® > 1.2 3.1
Shear strength after solvent immersion (N/mm) shear strength to backing > 1.2 3.4
Shelf life (N/mm) shear strength to Tyvek® > 0.150 0.26
Shelf life (N/mm shear strength to backing > 0.150 0.24
Bond separation (mm) Max. lifting < 2.0 Pass


Administrative information

Use of Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) assessments

This assessment must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments, any applicable building code or by-law requirements, and/or any other regulatory requirements (for example, the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, etc.).

It is the responsibility of the user to confirm that the assessment they are using is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later version on the CCMC Registry of Product Assessments.


The National Research Council of Canada (NRC) has evaluated only the characteristics of the specific product described herein. The information and opinions in this evaluation are directed to those who have the appropriate degree of experience to use and apply its contents (such as authorities having jurisdiction, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is valid when the product is used as part of permitted construction, respecting all conditions and limitations stated in the evaluation, and in accordance with applicable building codes and by-laws.

This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind, expressed or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated product. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use of or reliance on the information contained herein or the use of any evaluated product. The NRC is not undertaking to render professional or other services on behalf of any person or entity nor to perform any duty owed by any person or entity to another person or entity.


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