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[CCMC 12419-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 product, when used as a sound insulating fibreboard in walls or floor separation assemblies requiring sound control in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-11-01-01-00-0-009.11.1.1. Required ProtectionAcceptable
09-11-01-03-00-0-009.11.1.3. Compliance with Required RatingsAcceptable
09-11-01-04-00-0-009.11.1.4. Adjoining ConstructionsAcceptable

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 name

SONOpan II

Product description

The product is a sound-insulating fibreboard made of wood fibre and recycled paper. It is manufactured in 19-mm-thick boards that are 1 220 mm wide × 2 440 mm or 2 740 mm long with an average density of 217 kg/m3 . The product is green and has distinctive dimples in a grid layout on both faces of the board. The product is installed as part of wall assemblies to provide sound protection from airborne noise in accordance with the NBC 2015.

illustration of the product. It is green and has distinctive dimples in a grid layout on both faces of the board.

Figure 1. SONOpan II

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Louiseville, QC, CA
SONOpan IIProduct 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 product is permitted for use in construction where a fire-resistance rating is required for a wall assembly. Such a rating must be determined in conformance with CAN/ULC-S101, “Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.”
  • The product is also permitted for use where a sound transmission class rating is required for wall construction. The sound transmission class rating provided in this evaluation is for information only. The apparent sound transmission class (ASTC), sound transmission class (STC), field sound transmission class (FSTC), and impact insulation class (IIC) or apparent impact insulation class (AIIC) published in this evaluation indicate that a proposed system may be able to achieve these results. The STC rating between units in buildings must be determined in accordance with ASTM E 336-11, “Measurement of Airborne Sound Attenuation between Rooms in Buildings,” or calculated and carried out in accordance with Articles 5.8.1.4., Detailed Method for Calculating ASTC, or 5.8.1.5., Simplified Method for Calculating ASTC, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • As per Sentence 9.11.1.1.(1) of Division B of the NBC 2015, wall assemblies incorporating SONOpan II sound-insulating fibreboard that separate dwelling units from every other space in a building must have an apparent sound transmission class (ASTC) rating of at least 47 or a separating assembly providing a sound transmission class (STC) rating of at least 50 and adjoining construction that conforms to Article 9.11.1.4. of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The recommendation for floor/ceiling assemblies that control impact noise transmission is an impact insulation class (IIC) of 55 tested on bare floors (without carpet).
  • The board must be fastened in the same fashion as gypsum board, with perimeter screws 150 to 200 mm on centre (o.c.) and centre screws 450 mm o.c.
  • The product must not be used as a finish and must always be covered with gypsum board.
  • The installation must be in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Resilient channels used with SONOpan II must have a minimum thickness of 0.455 mm and a minimum corrosion resistance of G40.
  • The packaging of each bundle of the product must be identified with:
    • the name and logo of the manufacturer; and 
    • “CCMC 12419-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-098113.01-15BCCMC Technical Guide for Wood Fibre Insulation
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.
Table 1. Dimensional tolerances
Property Unit Requirement ResultTable footnote (1)
Length mm/m +0 to 5 -0.028
Width mm/m +0 to 5 -0.164
Squareness mm/m 2 0.076
Thickness % ±8 -3 

 

Table 2. Physical tolerances
Property Unit Requirement ResultTable footnote (1)
Transverse load at rupture N ≥ 35 50
Tensile strength parallel to surface MPa 0.7 0.894
Water absorption % ≤ 10.0 2.58
Linear expansion @ 50% to 90% RH % ≤ 0.5 0.099
Density kg/m3 Report valueTable footnote (2) 217

 

Performance requirements

Acoustical performance 

For acoustical tests, the product was installed in wall and floor/ceiling assemblies. The STC rating was established in accordance with ASTM E 413-10, “Classification for Rating Sound Insulation,” based on test results carried out in accordance with ASTM E 90-09, “Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Airborne Sound Transmission Loss of Building Partitions and Elements.” The ASTC was determined in accordance with ASTM E 336.

In addition, the manufacturer submitted floor/ceiling assemblies for optional testing to establish the impact insulation class (IIC). The IIC was established in accordance with ASTM E 989-06, “Standard Classification for Determination of Impact Insulation Class (IIC),” based on testing in accordance with ASTM E 492-09, “Standard Test Method for Laboratory Measurement of Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies Using the Tapping Machine,” or ASTM E 1007-14, “Standard Test Method for Field Measurement of Tapping Machine Impact Sound Transmission Through Floor-Ceiling Assemblies and Associated Support Structures.”

Table 3. Assemblies between dwelling units (STC > 50) that conform to Article 9.11.1.1. of Division B of the NBC 2015
Examples of SONOpan II installation in wall assemblies STC Profile
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane 
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 610 mm o.c.)
  • 13 mm resilient channel
  • 38 × 89 mm wood studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 90 mm glass fibre insulation friction fit in the cavity
  • 19 mm MSL SONOpan II panel
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 406 mm o.c.)

Adjoining construction must conform to Article 9.11.1.4. of Division B of the NBC 2015.

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drawing of profile

Figure 2. SONOpan II

  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 38 × 89 mm wood studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 90 mm glass fibre insulation friction fit
  • 19 mm MSL SONOpan II panel
  • 25 mm air space
  • 38 × 89 mm wood studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 90 mm glass fibre insulation friction fit
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)

Adjoining construction must conform to Article 9.11.1.4. of Division B of the NBC 2015.

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SONOpan II

Figure 3.

UL wall assembly Design Nos. U309, U314, U423, U425, U465, W301, W415 and W453 are deemed to achieve a one hour rating when a SONOpan II panel and a RefleXor membrane are added to the wall.

Design No. W301:

  • 16 mm gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 610 mm o.c.)
  • 38 × 89 mm wood studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 90 mm glass fibre insulation friction fit in the cavity
  • 13 mm resilient channel
  • 19 mm MSL SONOpan II panel
  • 16 mm gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
1h 
drawing of profile

Figure 4. SONOpan II

Design No. U423:

  • 16 mm gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 610 mm o.c.)
  • 38 × 89 mm steel studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 89 mm glass fibre insulation friction fit in the cavity
  • 13 mm resilient channel
  • 19 mm MSL SONOpan II panel
  • 16 mm gypsum board (horizontal, screwed 610 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm gypsum board (vertical, screwed 406 mm o.c.)
1h
drawing of profile

Figure 5. SONOpan II

Wall between two units:

  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (screwed 305 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 38 × 89 mm steel studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 89 mm R12 glass friction fit fibre batts
  • 25.0 mm air space
  • 19 mm SONOpan II panel (screwed 610 mm o.c.)
  • 38 × 89 mm steel studs (406 mm o.c.)
  • 89 mm R12 glass friction fit fibre batts
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (screwed 406 mm o.c.)
  • 2 mm MSL RefleXor membrane
  • 16 mm Type X gypsum board (screwed 305 mm o.c.)
ASTC 62
drawing of profile

Figure 6. SONOpan II

Floor/ceiling between two units:

  • floating wood floor
  • 2 mm aluminum polyfoam membrane
  • concrete floor, 229 mm thick
ASTC 60

Floor/ceiling between two units:

  • floating wood floor
  • 2 mm aluminum polyfoam membrane
  • concrete floor, 229 mm thick
AIIC 64

 

Administrative information

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Disclaimer

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.

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