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[CCMC 13103-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 exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) (wall cladding that is designed to provide thermal insulation and a weather barrier) in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following codes:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

ID Code provision Solution type
03-01-05-05-00-0-003.1.5.5. Combustible Components for Exterior WallsAcceptable
03-01-05-12-00-0-003.1.5.12.(2) Foamed plastic insulation having a flame ...Acceptable
03-02-03-08-01-b-003.2.3.8.(1)(b) Protection of Exterior Building FaceAcceptable
05-06-01-01-00-0-005.6.1.1.(1) Except as provided in , where a building ...Acceptable
09-25-02-02-01-d-009.25.2.2.(1)(d) Insulation MaterialsAcceptable
09-27-01-01-00-0-009.27.1.1.(5) Where cladding materials other than thos ...Acceptable
09-27-02-01-00-0-009.27.2.1. Minimizing and Preventing Ingress and DamageAcceptable
09-27-02-02-00-0-009.27.2.2.(1) Except as provided in , a cladding assem ...Acceptable
09-27-02-03-00-0-009.27.2.3.(1) Where walls required to provide protecti ...Acceptable
09-27-03-01-00-0-009.27.3.1. Elements of the Second Plane of ProtectionAcceptable

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
03-01-05-05-00-0-003.1.5.5. Combustible Cladding on Exterior WallsAcceptable
03-01-05-15-00-0-003.1.5.15.(2) Except as provided in Sentences 3.1.5.15 ...Acceptable
03-02-03-08-01-b-003.2.3.8.(1)(b) Protection of Exterior Building FaceAcceptable
05-06-01-01-00-0-005.6.1.1.(1) Except as provided in Sentence 5.6.1.1.( ...Acceptable
05-09-04-00-00-0-005.9.4. Exterior Insulation Finish SystemsAcceptable
09-25-02-02-01-d-009.25.2.2.(1)(d) Insulation MaterialsAcceptable
09-25-02-02-01-e-009.25.2.2.(1)(e) Insulation MaterialsAcceptable
09-27-01-01-00-0-009.27.1.1.(5) Where an exterior insulation finish syst ...Acceptable
09-27-02-01-00-0-009.27.2.1. Minimizing and Preventing Ingress and DamageAcceptable
09-27-02-02-01-e-009.27.2.2.(1)(e) Minimum Protection from Precipitation IngressAcceptable
09-27-02-03-00-0-009.27.2.3.(1) Where walls required to provide protecti ...Acceptable
09-27-03-01-00-0-009.27.3.1. Elements of the Second Plane of ProtectionAcceptable
09-27-13-00-00-0-009.27.13. Exterior Insulation Finish SystemsAcceptable

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 04-04-108 (13103-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2004-03-30 pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.


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

  • Durex Cladlite
  • Durex Equalite
  • Durex Flexlite
  • Durex IBS
  • Durex Insulite
  • Durex Panelite
  • Durex Quantum

Product description

The products are non-loadbearing exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) that can be assembled in panels under factory-controlled conditions or field-applied. The systems are composed of the following key components:

  • a water-resistive barrier (WRB);
  • an adhesive or mechanical fastener attachment;
  • an insulation board; and
  • a coating system (lamina)Table footnote (1).


Below is a description of the different components of the systems.

SubstrateFor applications falling under the scope of this evaluation, the substrate can be brick, masonry, monolithic concrete walls and/or cementitious panels, glass-mat-surfaced gypsum boards, plywood or oriented strandboard (OSB) over wood or steel framing. Gaps between the sheathing boards of framed walls must not exceed 3.0 mm.
Water-resistive barrier (WRB)Table footnote (2)Table footnote (3)

The products use the following coatings as a WRB:

 

Trowel-spray or brush- or roller-applied coatings

Durex Flexcrete is a ready-to-use, polymer-based, wet mix coating supplied in 30-kg pails. It is mixed on site with Durex Flexcrete B cement, which is supplied in 22.7-kg bags [1:1 by unit (one bag to one pail)]. Durex Flexcrete is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate to achieve a minimum wet thickness of 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm.

Durex Green Guard is a ready-to-use, polymer-based (100% synthetic) coating supplied in 25-kg pails. It is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate to achieve a minimum wet thickness of 2.3 mm.

Durex Blue Shield is a ready-to-use, polymer-based (100% synthetic) coating supplied in 25-kg pails. It is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate to achieve a minimum wet thickness of 2.3 mm.

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 is a ready-to-use, polymer-based (100% synthetic) coating supplied in 25-kg pails. It is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate to achieve a minimum wet thickness varying between 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm.

Durex Ectoflex is a 2-component, flexible, polymer-based cementitious coating consisting of a ready-to-use, polymer-based, wet mix coating supplied in 10-L pails. It is mixed on site with Durex Ectoflex B cement, which is supplied in 22.7-kg bags [1:1 by unit (1 bag to 1 pail)]. Durex Ectoflex is light grey in colour when fully cured. It is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate to achieve a minimum wet thickness of 1.5 mm to 3.0 mm.

Roller-applied WRB coatings

Durex AirStop is a ready-to-use, polymer-based (100% synthetic) coating supplied in 25-kg pails. It is applied in a continuous layer over the substrate via trowel or roller application.

Joint, rough openings and penetration treatments

Durex Joint Guard is a ready-to-use, polymer-based (100% synthetic) coating supplied in 25-kg pails. It is intended to be used in conjunction with an application of Durex Barrier Seam Tape, a 100-mm wide, alkali-resistant glass-fibre mesh that is applied over all joints in the sheathing and embedded into the Durex Joint Guard while still wet.

Note: Durex Joint Guard could be replaced with Durex Green Guard as a joint treatment in conjunction with Durex Barrier Seam Tape. See description of Durex Green Guard in the Trowel-spray or brush- or roller-applied coatings section.

Durex EIFS Tape is a 100–450-mm, self-adhering, rubberized flashing tape with skrim facing that wraps around rough openings and penetrations.

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape is a 100–450-mm, self-adhering, high-performance polyester tape that wraps around rough openings and penetrations.

Note: Durex Flexcrete, Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield, Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100, Durex Ectoflex or Durex AirStop WRBs is applied in combination with Durex EIFS Tape or Durex Primerless EIFS Tape around rough openings and penetrations.

Note: In WRB applications over sheathing, all joints are to be treated prior to WRB application with a 100-mm-wide coating of Durex Joint Guard across the joint followed by an application of Durex Barrier Seam Tape. Where the sheathing joints occur in locations that are designed to accommodate deflections and/or movements and/or dissimilar substrates, Durex Barrier Seam Tape is replaced by Durex EIFS Tape/Durex Primerless EIFS Tape, lapping each side of the joint by not less than 50 mm.

Self-adhered modified bituminous membrane

Durex FlexSeal Membrane is a self-adhered modified bituminous membrane consisting of a styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) rubberized asphalt compound that is integrally laminated to a woven polyethylene film on one side with a silicone-treated release backing on the reverse side. The membrane has a minimum thickness of 1 mm.

Note: When a self-adhered modified bituminous membrane is used continuously over the field of the wall, no additional joint treatment is required. 

 AdhesivesTable footnote (3)

Durex Flexcrete—See description of Durex Flexcrete in the Trowel-spray or brush- or roller-applied coatings section.

Durex Monobase is a polymer-modified adhesive and base coat supplied in 22.7-kg dry bags and mixed on site with clean potable water (4:1 by weight, dry mix to water).

Durex VCA 3.0 is a ready-to-use, polymer-based, wet mix adhesive supplied in 30-kg pails and mixed on site with Durex VCA 3.0 B cement, which is supplied in 22.7-kg bags [1:1 by unit (one bag to one pail)].

Durex Flexcrete, Durex Monobase and Durex VCA 3.0 adhesives are applied in a continuous layer over EPS/XPS insulation boards using a stainless steel U-shaped notched trowel and rendered in such a way as to align the adhesive in vertical ribbons. The spacing between the ribbons must range from 38–50 mm, while the size of the notches must be 10–13 mm in width and 10–13 mm in depth. 

Mechanical fastenersTable footnote (4)

Durex Mechanical Fasteners consist of a corrosion-resistant anchoring screw, incorporating a low-profile, high-density polyethylene washer (Durex WDP Plate/Durex ULP Plate) that is used to secure the insulation. The type, spacing and frequency of the fasteners will vary depending on the type of substrate and the thickness of the insulation board. The outside face of the low-profile plastic washer should always be flush with the outside face of the EPS or mineral wool insulation board.

Durex ULP Plate consists of a flat, low-profile, high-density polyethylene washer to be used in conjunction with Durex Equalite MW Insulation and Durex Equalite Select MW Insulation mineral wool insulation board.

Durex WDP Plate consists of a high-density, polyethylene washer comprised of a flat surface with a fluted protrusion on the underside of the plate to be used in conjunction with Durex Flexlite Select MF, Durex Insulite Select MF, and Durex Quantum Select MF EPS insulation boards.

Insulation

Expanded polystyrene (EPS)

Durex EPS is a typical Type 1 or Type 2 flat EPS board.

Durex XPS is a typical Type 4 flat extruded EPS board.

Durex Flexlite Select EPS(5) is a geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC) Type 1 or Type 2 EPS board, featuring vertical dovetail grooves at the back of the insulation board to allow for pressure equalization and drainage of incidental moisture that may reach the substrate-insulation interface.

Durex Quantum Select EPS is a geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC) Type 1 or Type 2 EPS board featuring vertically defined drainage channels that are 10-mm deep, 50-mm wide and 51-mm apart to allow for pressure equalization and for drainage of incidental moisture that may reach the substrate-insulation interface. (See Figure 1)

Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS is a geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC) Type 1 or Type 2 EPS board infused with graphite and featuring vertical dovetail grooves at the back of the insulation board to allow for pressure equalization and for drainage of incidental moisture that may reach the substrate-insulation interface.

Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS is a geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC), as noted above in Durex Quantum Select EPS, with the exception that it is a Type 3 EPS board. Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS is also available as a Type 1 or Type 2 EPS board infused with graphite in the same geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC) design as noted above in Durex Quantum Select EPS.

Durex EPS Durex Flexlite Select/Durex Insulite Select Graphite/Durex Quantum Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS are made from 100% virgin materials and manufactured and packaged by a Durabond Products Ltd.-approved and licensed manufacturer/molder. The insulation boards are aged in ambient air for a minimum of 5 weeks or kiln-dried. See Figure 2 and Figure 3 for Durex Flexlite Select and Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS.

Durex EPS/Durex XPS/Durex Flexlite Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS/Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS insulation boards must conform to the following:

  • CAN/ULC-S701(6), Type 1, in the case of Durex EPS/Durex Flexlite Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select EPS/Durex Insulite Select EPS
  • CAN/ULC-S701, Type 3, in the case of Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS
  • CAN/ULC-S701, Type 4, in the case of Durex XPS
  • Minimum board thickness of 38 mm, when using Durex Flexlite Select EPS, Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS, Durex Quantum Select EPS or Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS
  • Minimum board thickness of 25 mm when using Durex EPS or Durex XPS
  • Maximum board thickness:
    • as designed, when used in combustible construction,
    • 110 mm, for the system defined in ULC Listing FWFO7. EW17, when used in noncombustible construction in accordance with Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015,
    • 150 mm for the systems defined in ULC Listings FWFO7.EW21 and FWFO7. EW22, and when used in noncombustible construction in accordance with Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015, and
    • 152 mm for the systems defined in Intertek Listing Information of Quantum Select, SPEC ID: 29367 and Design Listing: DPL-WEIFS 30-01, and when used in noncombustible construction in accordance with Article 3.1.5.5., Combustible Cladding on Exterior Walls, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • Maximum board size is 610 mm × 1 219 mm for Durex EPS/Durex Flexlite Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS/Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS
  • Maximum board size is 600 mm × 2 440 mm for Durex XPS
  • Average density of 16 kg/m3 for Durex EPS/Durex Flexlite Select EPS/Durex Quantum Select EPS/Durex Insulite Select EPS utilizing Type 1 EPS
  • Average density of 22 kg/m3 for Durex EPS/Durex Quantum EPS/Durex Select EPS/Durex Insulite Select EPS utilizing Type 2 EPS
  • Average density of 32 kg/m3 for Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS
  • Average density of 25 kg/m3 for Durex XPS
  • Flame-spread rating of 25–500, as per CAN/ULC-S102.2-10, “Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building Materials and Assemblies.”

Mineral wool

Durex Equalite MW Insulation is a mineral wool fibre insulation made from rock and basalt rock and slag, and manufactured and packaged for Durabond Products Ltd. by an approved manufacturer.

Durex Equalite Select MW Insulation is a geometrically defined drainage cavity (GDDC) mineral wool fibre insulation board featuring vertically defined drainage channels that are 10-mm deep, 50-mm wide and 250-mm apart to allow for pressure equalization and for drainage of incidental moisture that may reach the substrate-insulation interface.

The insulation boards must be CCMC-evaluated or certified and conform to the following:

  • CAN/ULC-S702
  • Minimum flat board thickness of 50 mm
  • Maximum board thickness of 150 mm
  • Maximum board size of 600 mm × 1 219 mm
  • Average density of 128 kg/m3
Synthetic coating system (Lamina)

The synthetic coating system (lamina) consists of the reinforcing mesh, which is embedded with the base coat, and a primer and a finish coat.

Base coatTable footnote (7)

Durex Flexcrete—See description in the Adhesives section. When used as a base coat, Durex Flexcrete is applied in a continuous layer over the entire surface of the EPS insulation boards to a uniform dry thickness not less than 1.6 mm using a stainless steel trowel.

Durex Monobase—See description in the Adhesives section. When used as a base coat, Durex Monobase is applied in a continuous layer over the entire surface of the EPS insulation boards to a uniform dry thickness not less than 1.6 mm using a stainless steel trowel.

Durex Monobase NC is a polymer-modified adhesive and base coat supplied in 22.7-kg dry bags and mixed on site with clean potable water (4:1 by weight, dry mix to water). Durex Monobase NC is noncombustible, conforming to the requirements of CAN/ULC-S114-05, “Test for Determination of Non-Combustibility in Building Materials.” When used as a base coat, Durex Monobase NC is applied in a continuous layer over the entire surface of the EPS/mineral wool insulation boards to a uniform dry thickness not less than 1.6 mm using a stainless steel trowel.

Durex Uniplast is a polymer-modified base coat supplied in 22.7-kg dry bags. It is mixed with Durex Acrybond S, a water-based 100% acrylic polymer cement additive (4:1 by weight, dry mix to Durex Acrybond S). Durex Uniplast is noncombustible, conforming to the requirements of CAN/ULC-S114-05. It is applied with a stainless steel trowel to the entire surface of the EPS/XPS/mineral wool insulation to a uniform dry thickness not less than 1.6 mm per coat.

 

Reinforcing mesh

Reinforcing mesh is an alkali-resistant, glass-fibre reinforcing fabric that has a minimum nominal weight of 155 g/m2 when using reinforcing fabric manufactured by Gavazzi S.A., and 142.5 g/m2 or greater when using products manufactured by ADFORS Saint-Gobain. The mesh is white in colour and is available in rolls that are 965-mm, 241-mm and 318-mm wide, and 45.7-m long.

The reinforcing mesh is available in 5 different gradesTable footnote (8), represented in descending order of strength:

  • Durex Extreme Impact Resistant Mesh (21.0 oz) (high impact), minimum 694 g/m2;
  • Durex Ultra Impact Mesh (15.0 oz) (high impact), minimum 508 g/m2;
  • Durex High Impact Mesh (11.0 oz) (intermediate impact), minimum 349 g/m2;
  • Durex Intermediate Impact Mesh (6.0 oz) (intermediate impact), minimum 190 g/m2;
  • Durex Standard Plus Mesh (5.0 oz) (standard mesh), minimum 160.0 g/m2; and
  • Durex Standard Mesh (4.3 oz) (standard mesh), minimum 142.5 g/m2.

 

Primer

Durex Brush Coat is a ready-mix, water-based, pigmented acrylic primer that provides a uniformly absorbent surface for Durex Architectural Coatings, Durex Architectural Coatings FX, Durex New Generation Series, and Durex Classic Series finish coats. Durex Brush Coat is supplied in 25-kg pails, mixed prior to use with a paddle mixer and electric drill, and applied using a roller/brush or sprayed uniformly over the Durex Flexcrete/Durex Monobase/Durex Monobase NC/Durex Uniplast base coats.

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100 is a ready-mix, water-based, pigmented acrylic primer that provides a uniformly absorbent surface for Durex Architectural Coatings FX, Durex New Generation Series, and Durex Classic Series finish coats. Durex Dur-X-Cell 100 is supplied in 25-kg pails, mixed prior to use with a paddle mixer and electric drill, and applied using a roller/brush or sprayed uniformly over the Durex Flexcrete/Durex Monobase/Durex Monobase NC/Durex Uniplast base coats.

Finish coat

Products in the Durex Architectural Coatings Series are ready-mix, factory-tinted, polymer-based finish coats supplied in 30-kg pails. The finish coats provide a texture that is governed by the aggregate size, as well as the trowel motion used to render the wall surface. The following represents the different textures offered and their respective coating thickness:

  • Graffiato (2.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat (1.5 mm)
  • Sandex (1.25 mm)
  • Stucco Spray (1.25 mm)
  • Super Stipple (1.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat (1.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat (1.8 mm)
  • Venician (2.0 mm)
  • Pebble Float (1.5 mm)
  • Trim Spray (2.0 mm)

Products in the Durex Architectural Coatings FX Series are ready-mix, factory-tinted, polymer-based finish coats supplied in 30-kg pails. The finish coats provide a texture that is determined by the aggregate size, as well as the trowel motion used to render the wall surface. The following represents the different textures offered and their respective coating thickness:

  • Graffiato FX (2.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat FX (1.5 mm)
  • Sandex FX (1.25 mm)
  • Stucco Spray FX (1.25 mm)
  • Super Stipple FX (1.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat (1.0 mm)
  • Marble Coat FX (1.8 mm)
  • Venician FX (2.0 mm)
  • Pebble Float FX (1.5 mm)
  • Trim Spray FX (2.0 mm)

Products in the Durex New Generation Series are ready-mix, factory-tinted, polymer-based finish coats supplied in 30-kg pails. The finish coats provide a texture that is governed by the aggregate size, as well as the trowel motion used to render the wall surface. The following represents the different textures offered:

  • Gemstone
  • Cromatex
  • Crystal Coat
  • Stonetex
  • Granite
  • Century Stone

Products in the Durex Classic Finish Series are ready-mix, factory-tinted polymer-based finish coats supplied in 30-kg pails. The finish coats provide a texture that is governed by the aggregate size, as well as the trowel motion used to render the wall surface. The following represents the different textures offered:

  • Rasato
  • Rustico
  • Sandstone
  • DecoGrain
Table 1. Durex Quantum components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex Quantum

Quantum Select

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

 

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Quantum Select 5.0

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape +Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS Type 3 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS Type 1 Graphite (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Quantum Select MF

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flexseal

n/a

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Durex Quantum Select ICF

ICF

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Ectoflex

n/a

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-XCell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Table 2. Durex Insulite components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives / mechanical fasteners Insulation Base coats Primers Finish Coats Transition membranes
Durex Insulite Durex Insulite EW-17

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

EPS Type 1

EPS Type 2

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Insulite EXT ADH

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

XPS Type 4

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex Insulite Select

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Insulite EPS Type 1 Graphite (GDDC)

Insulite EPS Type 2 Graphite (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Insulite Select MF

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Plywood/OSB

Durex Flexseal Membrane

n/a Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Insulite EPS Type 1 Graphite (GDDC)

Insulite EPS Type 2 Graphite (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Table 3. Durex Flexlite Components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives / Mechanical fasteners Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex flexlite Flexlite ADH

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

EPS Type 1

EPS Type 2

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Flexlite MF

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Plywood/OSB

Durex Flexseal

n/a

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

EPS Type 1

EPS Type 2

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Flexlite Select

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Flexlite EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Flexlite EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Flexlite Select MF

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board

Plywood/OSB

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Flexlite EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Flexlite EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Table 4. Durex Equalite components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives /  mechanical fasteners Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex Equalite Durex Equalite

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flex Seal Membrane

n/a

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Durex Equalite MW Insulation

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase NC

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Durex Equalite Select

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flex Seal Membrane

n/a

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Durex Equalite Select MW Insulation (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase NC

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Dur-X-Cell 100

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Table 5. Durex IBS Panel components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex IBS Panel Durex Integrated Building System

Glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 Graphite (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS Type 3 (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase NC

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex Integrated Cladding System

Glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 2 (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select EPS Type 1 Graphite (GDDC)

Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS Type 3 (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase NC

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Table 6. Durex Panelite components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives /  mechanical fasteners Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex Panelite Durex Panelite

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flex Seal

Durex Flex Seal

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Durex Quantum Select EPS (GDDC) with internal Steel Reinforcement

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Durex Panelite ADH

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Quantum Select EPS (GDDC) with internal Steel Reinforcement

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Table 7. Durex Cladlite components
System family System Substrate WRB Joint treatment Adhesives / mechanical fasteners Insulation Base coats Primers Finish coats Transition membranes
Durex Cladlite Durex Cladlite

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flex Seal

Durex Flex Seal

Durex Mechanical Fasteners

Durex Flexlite Select EPS (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

Durex FlexSeal Membrane

Durex Cladlite ADH

Concrete,

masonry,

glass mat,

cement board,

plywood/OSB

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Green Guard

Durex Blue Shield

Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100

Durex Ectoflex

Durex AirStop

Durex Barrier Seal Tape + Durex Joint Guard

Durex Barrier Seam Tape + Durex Green Guard

Durex Flexcrete

Durex Monobase

Durex VCA 3.0

Durex Flexlite Select EPS (GDDC)

Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S

Durex Monobase

Durex Brush Coat

Durex Architectural Coatings

Durex Architectural Coatings FX

Durex Classic Series Coatings

Durex New Generation Series Coatings

Durex EIFS Tape

Durex Primerless EIFS Tape

a drawing of the product “Durex Quantum Select EPS” and “Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS”

Figure 1. Durex Quantum Select EPS and Durex Quantum Select 5.0 EPS insulation drainage board

  1. Chanel depth 10 mm 
  2. 1 219 mm 
  3. 610 mm
  4. 25 mm
  5. R 25 mm
  6. 51 mm 
 
A drawing of the products Durex Flexlite Select EPS and Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS

Figure 2. Durex Flexlite Select EPS Board (GDDC) and Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS Board (GDDC) (side view)

 
Front view of the product Durex Flexlite Select EPS and Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS

Figure 3. Durex Flexlite Select EPS Board (GDDC) and Durex Insulite Select Graphite EPS Board (GDDC) (front view)

A sample wall assembly of Durex Quantum Select

Figure 4. Durex Quantum Select over non-wood applications

  1. Substrate
  2. Joint treatment
  3. Transition membrane
  4. WRB (water-resistive barrier)
  5. Insulation adhesive
  6. Exterior insulation
  7. Base coat
  8. Reinforcing fibreglass mesh 
  9. Primer
  10. Finish coat 
A sample wall assembly of the product Durex Quantum Select

Figure 5. Durex Quantum Select over wood applications

A sample wall assembly of the product Durex Quantum Select MF

Figure 6. Durex Quantum Select MF over different substrate applications

A sample wall assembly of the product Durex Quantum Select ICF over insulated concrete forms

Figure 7. Durex Quantum Select ICF applications over insulated concrete forms

A sample wall assembly of the product Durex Flexlite Select over non-wood applications

Figure 8. Durex Flexlite Select over non-wood applications

A sample wall assembly of the product Durex Flexlite Select

Figure 9. Durex Flexlite Select over wood applications

a sample wall assembly of the product “Durex Equalite”

Figure 10. Durex Equalite over different substrate applications

Manufacturing plants

This evaluation is limited to products produced at the following plants:

Product namesManufacturing plants
Mississauga, ON, CAScarborough, ON, CA
Durex CladliteProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex EqualiteProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex FlexliteProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex IBSProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex InsuliteProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex PaneliteProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Durex QuantumProduct evaluated by the CCMCProduct 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 intended for use as an exterior wall cladding on buildings falling under the scope of Parts 5 and 9 of the NBC 2015.
  • When used in existing buildings, the applicable or the relevant elements of the existing buildings must comply with the requirements of the NBC 2015.
  • The products are intended for use as exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) applied directly to vertical walls of brick, masonry, monolithic concrete walls, and/or cementitious, glass-mat-surfaced gypsum, plywood or OSB sheathing boards installed over wood or steel framing.
  • Gaps between the sheathing boards of framed walls must not exceed 3.0 mm.
  • The products are acceptable for use on vertical walls. The systems are not acceptable for use on horizontal surfaces. (Note: The present limitation doesn’t include protected soffit applications.)
  • When the products are part of a prefabricated panel system that incorporates structural components, the prefabricated panel system must be designed by a professional engineer or architect in accordance with the manufacturer’s criteria and the requirements of the NBC 2010 and the NBC 2015.
  • Durex IBS / Durex Panelite / Durex Cladlite prefabricated systems must have their structural components and attachment system designed by a licensed professional engineer.
  • The products are not suitable for use as a structural sheathing for bracing purposes.
  • The products are not intended for use as below-grade insulation and should terminate at least 200 mm above grade level.
  • When used in coastal areas on residential occupancies that fall under the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the NBC 2015, the products must be installed in conjunction with a capillary break conforming to Clause 9.27.2.2.(1)(e), Minimum Protection from Precipitation Ingress, of Division B of the NBC 2015. Coastal areas are defined in Sentence 9.27.2.2.(5) of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • When used in non-coastal areas on residential occupancies that fall under the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the NBC 2015, the products must be installed in accordance with Article 9.27.13.1., Application, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • WRBs that are coatings must be applied in two coats.
  • The continuity of the second plane of protection across joints and junctions at openings, penetrations and expansion joints must be maintained through accessories such as self-adhering membranes, tapes, etc. as specified by the manufacturer, prior to the installation of the systems.
  • The use of the products is limited to geographical areas where the wind design value is Q50 < 1.0 kPa.
  • The EIF systems utilizing Durex Quantum Select and Durex Flexlite EPS GDDC insulation, at minimum 50.8-mm (2-inch) of overall GDDC insulation thickness, may be used with RSI 3.8 (R-22) wood back-up walls at locations having 6 999 heating degree-days or less in accordance with the requirements of Article 9.25.5.2., Position of Low Permeance Materials, of Division B of the NBC 2015 and at maximum 35% indoor relative humidity. The maximum ratio of outboard to inboard thermal resistance of 0.35 is reached with an RSI 3.8 (R-22) wood back-up wall (See Table 48 and Table 49 of this report).
  • The design of the inboard/outboard insulation must be in accordance with the requirements of Section 9.25., Heat Transfer, Air Leakage and Condensation Control, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • When the systems are used on existing walls, the addition of thermal insulation to existing exterior walls will increase the thermal efficiency and airtightness of the wall. Deficiencies in flashing and other elements in the building assembly, including mechanical systems, may result in detrimental effects of moisture accumulation as highlighted in Appendix Note A-9.25.2.4.(3), Loose-Fill Insulation in Existing Wood-Frame Walls, of Division B of the NBC 2015. As a result, once the EIFS (the product evaluated in this evaluation) is installed, the existing exterior walls must meet the requirements of the NBC 2015 for heat transfer, air leakage and condensation control.
  • When used on existing walls of sprinklered buildings or existing walls of the buildings with not more than 3 storeys, the possibility of moisture accumulation within the wall construction is mainly a function of 1) the ability of the wall assembly to deflect bulk water entry, and 2) the physical properties of the cladding being installed and its impact on the thermal, air leakage and vapour diffusion characteristics of the existing wall. The potential for moisture accumulation as a result of the addition of materials is very specific to the existing wall construction. Therefore, the installation must be in accordance with Appendix Note A-5.1.2.1(1), Application (Environmental Separation), of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The products can provide additional thermal insulation to the wall assembly with no detrimental effects if properly installed with knowledge of the existing wall configuration and performance.
  • The products alone may not provide the full amount of the required wall insulation. The thermal resistance of the wall system must conform to the condensation resistance and energy requirements of the applicable building code. The wall system may have to conform to the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 at minimum to meet Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) technical requirements.
  • The polystyrene thermal insulation must be in conformance with the requirements of CAN/ULC-S701.
  • The polystyrene thermal insulation boards must be cut from moulded blocks manufactured using 100% virgin raw materials.
  • The EPS Graphite is limited to products manufactured by PLASTI-FAB LTD and falling under under a recognized certification program to CAN/ULC-S701.
  • The polystyrene thermal insulation boards must be in conformance with the dimensional tolerances specified in Section B2.2 of CAN/ULC-S701.1-17, “Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene Boards” (formerly CAN/ULC-S701).
  • Before cutting into insulation boards that would be used in EIFS applications, the polystyrene thermal insulation blocks must be aged in conformance with Section B2.2 of CAN/ULC-S701.1-17.
  • The polystyrene thermal insulation boards must have a flame-spread rating of not more than 500 when tested in accordance with the requirements of CAN/ULC-S102.2-10, “Test for Surface Burning Characteristics of Flooring, Floor Coverings, and Miscellaneous Materials and Assemblies.”
  • Where allowed by the Code through conformance to Article 3.1.5.5. of Division B of the NBC 2015, the Durex Quantum Select system having:
    • Durex Green Guard as the WRB;
    • Durex Flexcrete as the adhesive;
    • Durex Quantum Select EPS insulation board, EPS Type 1 or Type 2, up to 152 mm thick;
    • Durex Flexcrete or Durex Uniplast Acrybond S as the base coat;
    • Durex Architectural Coatings as the finish coat;
    • Durex Standard Mesh having a minimum weight of:
      • 142.5 g/m2 and 125-mm mesh overlap when using 152-mm-thick insulation, and
      • 100-mm mesh overlap when using lesser thicknesses

is acceptable for use in buildings required to be of noncombustible construction that are not more than three storeys in height if not sprinklered, and an unlimited number of storeys in height if sprinklered. For a detailed description of the compliance of the related systems to the requirements of Article 3.1.5.5. of Division B of the NBC 2015, refer to Intertek Listing Information of Quantum Select, SPEC ID: 29367 DPL-WEIFS 30-01, and Intertek Report Number 100432565COQ-004a, Revised date January 29, 2013.

  • Where allowed by the Code through conformance to Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015, Durex Flexlite Select / Durex Quantum Select / Durex Quantum Select ICF / Durex Insulite EW-17 / Durex Insulite Select / Durex Flexlite ADH are acceptable for use in the exposed face of buildings required to be of non-combustible construction, provided the interior surfaces of the wall assembly are protected by a thermal barrier conforming to Article 3.1.5.15. of Division B of the NBC 2015. For a detailed description of the compliance of Durex Flexlite Select / Durex Quantum Select / Durex Insulite EW-17 / Durex Insulite Select / Durex Flexlite ADH to the requirements of Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015, refer to ULC Listings, ULC FWFO7.EW17, ULC FWFO7.EW21 and ULC FWFO7.EW22, and Intertek report 12737641COQ-001 for further details on the combination of coatings/systems falling under the scope of said listings.
  • When used in noncombustible construction, the polystyrene insulation must be protected from the inside of the building in accordance with the applicable sentences of Article 3.1.5.15. of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • When used in combustible construction, the polystyrene insulation must be protected from the inside of the building in accordance with Clauses 3.1.4.2.(1)(c), Protection of Foamed Plastics, and 9.10.17.10.(1)(c), Protection of Foamed Plastics, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The systems should be kept at least 50 mm, or as required in building regulations and safety codes, from heat-emitting devices, such as recessed light fixtures and chimneys.
  • The requirements of the NBC 2015 regarding fire blocks must be implemented.
  • Expansion/movement joints must be carried through the cladding. The joints are required to accommodate expansion and contraction of building materials due to thermal changes, moisture, wind, gravity, vibration and seismic activity. Expansion/movement joints in the cladding must be used in the following situations:
    • at joints that occur in the substrate,
    • at any abutment of the system with other materials,
    • where changes in the substrate may create deflection or movement,
    • where significant structural movement occurs,
    • where deflections in excess of L/240 are expected, and
    • at the floor line in wood-frame construction, which may not be required where fully engineered framing and floor systems are used.
  • Closed-cell backer rods should be used at expansion/movement joints so that the low modulus sealant may be installed in accordance with the sealant manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The product must be installed according to the manufacturer’s installation manual by a trained applicator authorized by the manufacturer.
  • When Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield or Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 are used in conjunction with panel-type substrates, the joints between the different panels must be treated with Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield or Durex Joint Guard in combination with Barrier Seam Tape prior to the installation of said WRBs.
  • For wood substrate applications, Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield or Durex Joint Guard are trowel-applied into panel joints in combination with Barrier Seam Tape prior to the application over the field of the wall and/or prior to the application of Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield or Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100.
  • Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield or Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 are intended to be used in conjunction with one coat of Durex Flexcrete, Durex Monobase or Durex VCA 3.0 when used over wood substrates and Durex Green Guard, Durex Blue Shield, Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100, Durex AirStop or Durex Flexcrete in conjunction with Durex Flexcrete, Durex Monobase or Durex VCA 3.0 when used on all substrate applications other than wood.
  • Wet materials must be applied at temperatures above 4°C and maintained above 4°C for a period not less than 24 hours. The substrate must be maintained above 4°C for a period not less than 24 hours. Cool and humid climatic conditions may extend drying time beyond 24 hours. Temporary protection and heat must be provided during colder conditions. Materials must be stored at temperatures between 5°C and 32°C. Previously frozen materials must not be used.
  • Wet finished surfaces must be protected from rain and wind-driven moisture until the materials have set and hardened.
  • The product must be installed with suitable flashing to drain any incidental water from the drainage cavity to the exterior and to protect the exposed top edge of the cladding. Cap flashing must be installed immediately after completion of the finish coat or temporary protection must be provided.
  • Glass mat gypsum sheathing must be in compliance with the requirements of ASTM C1177/C1177M-13, “Glass Mat Gypsum Substrate for Use as Sheathing,” or have been evaluated by the CCMC.
  • Specification of surface sealers must be provided by the manufacturer.
  • OSB and/or plywood sheathing boards used in conjunction with the products must comply with the requirements of CSA O86-14 “Engineering Design in Wood.” In addition, the OSB must comply with CSA O325-07, “Construction Sheathing,” while plywood must comply with CSA O121-08, “Douglas Fir Plywood,” CSA O151-09, “Canadian Softwood Plywood” and CSA O153-13, “Poplar Plywood.”
  • The OSB and/or plywood sheathing boards must have a minimum thickness of 11.1 mm and 12.7 mm, respectively. The boards must have their principal strength direction across the studs, must be continuously supported by framing and must be gapped at least 2.0 mm and not more than 3.0 mm.
  • OSB and/or plywood sheathing boards used in conjunction with the product must be fastened to the framing in conformance with Article 9.23.3.5., Fasteners for Sheathing or Subflooring, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product that is intended for use over wood must have the moisture content of lumber and/or wood sheathing not greater than 19% at the time of the application of the WRB.
  • The drained air space (geometrically defined and/or by notched trowel) must remain unobstructed so as to form a clear drainage cavity behind the insulation boards. Additionally, it must terminate in such a way as not to obstruct the dissipation of incidental rainwater to the exterior.
  • The drained air space (geometrically defined and/or by notched trowel) must remain unobstructed so as to form a clear drainage cavity behind the insulation boards and it must terminate in such a way as not to obstruct the dissipation of incidental rainwater to the exterior. When using notched-trowel adhesive ribbons as the drainage mechanism, the application of the ribbons must be conducted in a way as to form clear and parallel drainage paths behind the insulation boards and to avoid the creation of any V grooves. (“V grooves” refer to ribbons touching and closing the drainage path.) The ribbons must be a minimum of 9.0-mm deep, 9.0-mm wide and 38-mm apart.

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072413.01-15ACCMC Technical Guide for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems
CCMC-TG-072413.01C-10CCMC Technical Guide for Exterior Insulation Finish Systems
Performance requirements
Table 8. Results of testing of ash content
Property Unit Requirement Result
Ash content Adhesive Durex Monobase Report value  90.8
Adhesive Durex VCA 3.0 63.2
Base coat Durex Acrybond S 0.5
Base coat Durex Uniplast 97.5
Finish coat Durex Architectural Coatings 79.6
WRB Durex AirStop 31.3
WRB Durex Blue Shield 9.9
WRB Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 38.0
WRB Durex Ectoflex 0.2
WRB Durex Ectoflex B 98.5
WRB Durex Flexcrete 71.5
WRB Durex Flexcrete B 98.5
WRB Durex Green Guard 9.9

 

Table 9. Results of infrared analysis testing
Property Requirement Result
Adhesive Durex Monobas Report value Report on file
Durex VCA 3.0
Base coat Durex Acrybond S
Durex Uniplast
Finish coatTable footnote (1) Durex Architectural CoatingsTable footnote (1)
WRB Durex AirStop
Durex Blue Shield
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100
Durex Ectoflex
Durex Ectoflex B
Durex Flexcrete
Durex Flexcrete B
Durex Green Guard

 

Table 10. Results of testing of adhesion of WRB to substrates other than plywood/OSB
Property Unit Requirement no detachment at bonding plane @ Result
Durex Flexcrete to cement board dry state MPa 0.25 -
2-h drying 0.08 0.51
7-d drying 0.25 0.65
Durex Flexcrete to glass mat gypsum dry state 0.25 -
2-h drying 0.08 0.13
7-d drying 0.25 0.38
Durex Green Guard / Durex Blue Shield to concrete dry state 0.25 0.53
2-h drying 0.08 0.55
7-d drying 0.25 0.67
Durex Green Guard / Durex Blue Shield to glass mat gypsum dry state 0.25 0.53
2-h drying 0.08 0.55
7-d drying 0.25 0.67
Durex Ectoflex to concrete dry state 0.25 1.65
2-h drying 0.08 0.87
7-d drying 0.25 1.63
Durex Ectoflex to cement board dry state 0.25 0.58
2-h drying 0.08 0.20
7-d drying 0.25 0.50
Durex Ectoflex to glass mat gypsum dry state 0.25 0.32
2-h drying 0.08 0.12
7-d drying 0.25 0.31
Durex AirStop to cement board dry state 0.25 0.55
2-h drying 0.08 0.31
7-d drying 0.25 0.38
Durex AirStop to concrete dry state 0.25 1.85
2-h drying 0.08 1.30
7-d drying 0.25 1.33
Durex AirStop to glass mat gypsum dry state 0.25 0.44
2-h drying 0.08 0.19
7-d drying 0.25 0.30
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 to cement board dry state 0.25 0.49
2-h drying 0.08 0.22
7-d drying 0.25 0.35
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 to concrete dry state 0.25 1.70
2-h drying 0.08 0.72
7-d drying 0.25 1.07
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 to glass mat gypsum dry state 0.25 0.43
2-h drying 0.08 0.23
7-d drying 0.25 0.27

 

Table 11. Results of testing of adhesion bond of adhesive to WRB
Property Unit Requirement no detachment at bonding plane @ Result
Durex Flexcrete to Durex Flexcrete dry state MPa 0.25 1.18
2-h drying 0.08 1.11
7-d drying 0.25 1.12
Durex Flexcrete to Durex Green Guard dry state 0.25 1.28
2-h drying 0.08 0.82
7-d drying 0.25 1.02
Durex Flexcrete to Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 dry state 0.25 1.21
2-h drying 0.08 0.86
7-d drying 0.25 0.82
Durex Flexcrete to Durex AirStop dry state 0.25 1.29
2-h drying 0.08 1.05
7-d drying 0.25 1.05
Durex Flexcrete to Durex Ectoflex dry state 0.25 1.25
2-h drying 0.08 0.76
7-d drying 0.25 1.30
Durex Monobase to Durex Green Guard / Durex Blue Shield dry state 0.25 1.55
2-h drying 0.08 1.06
7-d drying 0.25 1.48
Durex Monobase to Durex Ectoflex dry state 0.25 1.38
2-h drying 0.08 0.64
7-d drying 0.25 1.38
Durex Monobase to Durex Flexcrete dry state 0.25 1.26
2-h drying 0.08 0.84
7-d drying 0.25 1.13
Durex Monobase to Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 dry state 0.25 1.11
2-h drying 0.08 0.80
7-d drying 0.25 1.12
Durex Monobase to Durex AirStop dry state 0.25 1.59
2-h drying 0.08 1.01
7-d drying 0.25 1.03

 

Table 12. Results of testing of adhesion bond of adhesive to insulation
Property Unit Requirement no detachment at bonding plane @ Result
Durex Flexcrete to EPS Type 1 dry state MPa 0.08 0.31
2-h drying 0.08 0.27
7-d drying 0.08 0.28
Durex Flexcrete to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.49
2-h drying 0.08 0.32
7-d drying 0.08 0.47
Durex Flexcrete to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.11
2-h drying 0.08 0.09
7-d drying 0.08 0.10
Durex VCA 3.0 to EPS Type 1 dry state 0.08 0.31
2-h drying 0.08 0.27
7-d drying 0.08 0.28
Durex VCA 3.0 to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.49
2-h drying 0.08 0.32
7-d drying 0.08 0.47
Durex VCA 3.0 to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.11
2-h drying 0.08 0.09
7-d drying 0.08 0.10
Durex Monobase to EPS Type 1 dry state 0.08 0.30
2-h drying 0.08 0.25
7-d drying 0.08 0.31
Durex Monobase to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.32
2-h drying 0.08 0.20
7-d drying 0.08 0.32
Durex Monobase to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.09
2-h drying 0.08 0.11
7-d drying 0.08 0.10
Durex Monobase to XPS dry state 0.08 -
2-h drying 0.08 0.24
7-d drying 0.08 0.78

 

Table 13. Results of testing of lamina bond strength tests (base coat / finish coat / insulation)
Property Unit Requirement no detachment at bonding plane @ Result
Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 1 dry state MPa 0.08 0.37
2-h drying 0.08 0.25
7-d drying 0.08 0.38
Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.75
2-h drying 0.08 0.34
7-d drying 0.08 0.38
Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.13
2-h drying 0.08 0.12
7-d drying 0.08 0.11
Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to concrete dry state 0.08 1.98
2-h drying 0.08 1.01
7-d drying 0.08 1.19
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to concrete dry state 0.08 1.17
2-h drying 0.08 1.06
7-d drying 0.08 1.16
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 1 dry state 0.08 0.37
2-h drying 0.08 0.25
7-d drying 0.08 0.38
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.10
2-h drying 0.08 0.12
7-d drying 0.08 0.10
Durex Uniplast + Durex Acrybond S / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Graphite dry state 0.08 0.10
2-h drying 0.08 0.10
7-d drying 0.08 0.09
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.79
2-h drying 0.08 0.37
7-d drying 0.08 0.43
Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to concrete dry state 0.08 1.28
2-h drying 0.08 1.07
7-d drying 0.08 1.09
Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 1 dry state 0.08 0.62
2-h drying 0.08 0.51
7-d drying 0.08 0.38
Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish to EPS Type 3 dry state 0.08 0.88
2-h drying 0.08 0.44
7-d drying 0.08 0.45

 

Table 14. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT) of WRB
Property Unit Requirement Result
WVT of WRB Durex Flexcrete 2.5 mm wet ng/(Pa·s·m2) Report value 276
Durex Green Guard 1 mm wet 48
1.5 mm wet 11
Durex Blue Shield 1 mm wet 48
1.5 mm wet 11
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 1.5 mm wet 248
2.5 mm wet 216
Durex Ectoflex 1.5 mm wet 1 coat 90
1.5 mm wet 2 coat 77

 

Table 15. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT) of lamina
Property Unit Requirement Result
WVT of lamina base coat Durex Flexcrete ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ WVP of EPS 276
base coat Durex Flexcrete / EPS 65.77
base coat Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish 165
base coat Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish 149
finish coat Durex Venician 387

 

Table 16. Results of testing of water absorption of base coat
Property Unit Requirement Result
Durex Flexcrete % ≤ 20 of the dry weight 11.2
Durex Monobase 15.85
Durex Uniplast 10.7
Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings FinishTable footnote (1) 9.05
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings FinishTable footnote (1) 14.2
Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings FinishTable footnote (1) 9.75

 

Table 17. Results of testing of water absorption coefficient of WRB at 72 hours
Property Unit Requirement Result
Durex Flexcrete kg/(m2·s1/2) ≤ 0.004 0.0007
Durex Green Guard 0.0001
Durex Blue Shield 0.0001
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 0.0006
Durex AirStop 0.0001
Durex Ectoflex @ 0.75 mm 0.0006
1.0 mm 0.0005
1.5 mm 0.0005

 

Table 18. Results of testing of impermeability to water of base coat
Property Unit Requirement Results
Durex Flexcrete h No water penetration in less than 2 h Pass
Durex Monobase Pass
Durex Uniplast Pass

 

Table 19. Results of testing of mildew and fungus resistance
Property Unit Requirement Results
Finish Coat (Durex Architectural Coatings Finish) - No growth Pass

 

Table 20. Results of testing of accelerated weathering resistance
Property Unit Requirement Result
Lamina @
2 000 h
Durex Flexcrete/ Durex Architectural Coatings Finish - No cracking, flaking or deleterious effects Pass
Durex Uniplast/ Durex Architectural Coatings Finish Pass
Durex Monobase/ Durex Architectural Coatings Finish Pass
WRB @ 250 h Durex Green Guard Pass
Durex Blue Shield Pass
Durex Flexcrete Pass
Durex Ectoflex Pass
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 Pass
Durex AirStop Pass

 

Table 21. Results of testing of salt-spray resistance
Property Unit Requirement Result
Salt-spray resistance @ 300 hours Durex Flexcrete / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish - No cracking, flaking or deleterious effects Pass
Durex Monobase / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish Pass
Durex Uniplast / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish Pass

 

Table 22. Results of testing of durability under environmental cyclic conditions ITable footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Preconditioning
(drainage evaluation)
L Report water quantity Introduced 13.5
Drained 4.36
Retained 9.14
Environmental cycling (60 cycles)Table footnote footnote (1)Table footnote footnote (2) - No cracking, blistering or sagging of base coat, and no detachment or crazing of finish coat Pass
Reduction in adhesive bond strength MPa 0.08 0.15Table footnote footnote (3)
0.15Table footnote footnote (4)

 

Table 23. Results of testing of durability under environmental cyclic conditions II Table footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Preconditioning
(drainage evaluation)
L Report water quantity Introduced 13.5
Drained 11.38
Retained 2.12
Environmental cycling (60 cycles)Table footnote footnote (1)Table footnote footnote (2) - No cracking, blistering or sagging of base coat, and no detachment or crazing of finish coat Pass
Residual adhesive bond strength MPa 0.08 0.35Table footnote footnote (3)
0.34Table footnote footnote (4)

 

Table 24. Results of testing of durability under environmental cyclic conditions IIITable footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Preconditioning
(drainage evaluation)
L Report water quantity introduced 13.5
drained 6.42
retained 7.08
Environmental cycling (60 cycles)Table footnote footnote (1)Table footnote footnote (2) - No cracking, blistering or sagging of base coat, and no detachment or crazing of finish coat Pass
Residual adhesive bond strength MPa 0.08 0.35Table footnote footnote (3)
0.37Table footnote footnote (4)

 

Table 25. Results of testing of breaking strength resistance of reinforcement mesh (165.0 g/m2 (4.5 oz.)) (Gavazzi S.A.)Table footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Weft Warp
Initial strength N/mm 35 68 50
Loss of strength after 30-day soak % 29 29 28
60-day soak 38 38 28
90-day soakTable footnote footnote (2) 46 46 26
Residual strength after 30-day soak N/mm 48 48 36
60-day soak 42 42 36
90-day soak 37 37 37

 

Table 26. Results of testing of breaking strength resistance of reinforcement mesh (140.0 g/m2 (4.1 oz.)) (ADFORS SaintGobain)
Property Unit Requirement Result
Ash content % Report value 14.7
Mass per unit area g/m2 Report value 140
Weight of glass g/m2 Report value 126.0
Tensile strength N/mm - Weft Warp
Initial tensile strength ≥ 35 37.2 40.3
Loss of tensile strength after 28-day 3 ion soak % ≤ 50 17.7 7.3
Residual tensile strength after 28-day 3 ion soak N/mm ≥ 20 30.6 37.3
Elongation @ break initial % Report value 3.3 4.1
after 28-day 3 ion soak 2.8 3.8

 

Table 27. Results of testing of impact resistance ITable footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
10 J Durex Flexcrete / Gavazzi 4.5 oz. mesh / Marble Coat - 6/10 free-fall drops must show no perforation (broken mesh) 10/10 pass
3 J Durex Flexcrete / Gavazzi 4.5 oz. mesh / Marble Coat 6/10 free-fall drops must show no cracks 8/10 pass

 

Table 28. Results of testing of impact resistance IITable footnote footnote (1)
Property Unit Requirement Result
10 J Durex Uniplast Acrybond-S / ADFORS Saint-Gobain 6 oz. mesh / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish - 6/10 free-fall drops must show no perforation (broken mesh) 10/10 pass
3 J Durex Flexcrete / 190 g/m2 mesh / Durex Architectural Coatings Finish 6/10 free-fall drops must show no cracks 8/10 pass

 

Table 29. Results of testing of wind load resistance Durex Quantum Select
Reference wind pressure (kPa) Sustained Cycling Gust test pressure Deflection test
P1, P′1 (Pa) P2, P′2 (Pa) P3, P′3 (Pa) 2.18 × P1, P′1 Test pressure P3, P′3 (Pa)
2.18 × P1, P′1
Measured maximum net midspan deflections (mm)
Stud height 3 050 mm Sheathing span 406 mm
Q50 < 0.45 ±450 Pass ±660 Pass ±980 Pass +980 5.7 0.1
–980 –5.3 –0.1
Q50 < 0.55 ±550 Pass ±800 Pass ±1 200 Pass +1 200 6.9 0.1
–1 200 –6.6 –0.1
Q50 < 0.65 ±650 Pass ±950 Pass ±1 410 Pass +1 410 8.2 0.1
–1 410 –7.7 –0.1
Q50 < 0.75 ±750 Pass ±1 090 Pass ±1 630 Pass +1 630 9.4 0.1
–1 630 –8.9 –0.1
Q50 < 0.85 ±850 Pass ±1 240 Pass ±1 850 Pass +1 850 10.7 0.1
–1 850 –10.1 –0.1
Q50 < 1.00 ±1 000 Pass ±1 460 Pass ±2 180 Pass +2 180 12.6 0.2
–2 180 –11.9 –0.2
Maximum test pressure @ L/180 deflection (no structural failure) +2 920 16.9 Not applicable
–3 096
Ultimate structural test pressure +3 155 Pass
–3 155 Sheathing separation from steel studs

 

Table 30. Results of testing of wind load resistanceTable footnote footnote (1) of Durex Quantum Select MF
Reference wind pressure (kPa) Sustained Cycling Gust test pressure Deflection test
P1, P′1 (Pa) P2, P′2 (Pa) P3, P′3 (Pa) 2.18 × P1, P′1 Test pressure P3, P′3 (Pa)
2.18 × P1, P′1
Measured maximum net midspan deflections (mm)
Stud height 3 050 mm Sheathing span 406 mm
Q50 < 0.45 ±450 Pass ±660 Pass ±980 Pass +980 5.2 1.4
–980 –6.0 –1.4
Q50 < 0.55 ±550 Pass ±800 Pass ±1 200 Pass +1 200 6.4 1.7
–1 200 –7.3 –1.7
Q50 < 0.65 ±650 Pass ±950 Pass ±1 410 Pass +1 410 7.5 2.0
–1 410 –8.6 –2.0
Q50 < 0.75 ±750 Pass ±1 090 Pass ±1 630 Pass +1 630 8.6 2.3
–1 630 –9.9 –2.3
Q50 < 0.85 ±850 Pass ±1 240 Pass ±1 850 Pass +1 850 9.8 2.6
–1 850 –11.3 –2.6
Q50 < 1.00 ±1 000 Pass ±1 460 Pass ±2 180 Pass +2 180 11.6 3.1
–2 180 –13.3 –3.1
Maximum test pressure @ L/180 deflection (no structural failure) +3 187 16.9 Not applicable
–2 770
Ultimate structural test pressure +3 250 Pass
–3 215 Buckling of steel studs

 

Table 31. Results of wind load resistance testing for mechanically fastened Durex EqualiteTable footnote footnote (1)
Reference wind pressure (kPa) Sustained Cycling Gust test pressure Deflection test
P1, P′1 (Pa) P2, P′2 (Pa) P3, P′3 (Pa) 2.18 × P1, P′1 Test pressure P3, P′3 (Pa)
2.18 × P1, P′1
Measured maximum net midspan deflections (mm)
Stud height 3 050 mm Sheathing span 406 mm
Q50 < 0.45 ±450 Pass ±660 Pass ±980 Pass +980 6.4 1.3
–980 –6.7 –1.6
Q50 < 0.55 ±550 Pass ±800 Pass ±1 200 Pass +1 200 7.9 1.6
–1 200 –8.2 –2.0
Q50 < 0.65 ±650 Pass ±950 Pass ±1 410 Pass +1 410 9.3 1.9
–1 410 –9.6 –2.3
Q50 < 0.75 ±750 Pass ±1 090 Pass ±1 630 Pass +1 630 10.7 2.2
–1 630 –11.1 –2.7
Q50 < 0.85 ±850 Pass ±1 240 Pass ±1 850 Pass +1 850 12.2 2.5
–1 850 –12.6 –3.1
Q50 < 1.00 ±1 000 Pass ±1 460 Pass ±2 180 Pass +2 180 14.3 3.0
–2 180 –14.9 –3.6
Maximum test pressure @ L/180 deflection (no structural failure) +2 579 16.9 Not applicable
–2 473
Ultimate structural test pressure +2 502 Pass
–3 956 Steel studs buckled under pressure

 

Table 32. Results of testing of adhesion of WRB to plywood / OSB substrates
Property Unit Requirement no detachment at bonding plane @ Result
Adhesion bond to OSB of Durex Green Guard dry state MPa 0.25 0.583
1-h soaking 0.25 0.694
24-h soaking 0.25 0.864
Durex Blue Shield dry state 0.25 0.583
1-h soaking 0.25 0.694
24-h soaking 0.25 0.864
Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100 dry state 0.25 0.76
1-h soaking 0.25 0.81
24-h soaking 0.25 0.67
Durex AirStop dry state 0.28 0.81
1-h soaking 0.28 0.74
24-h soaking 0.28 0.88

 

Table 33. Results of testing of joint disruption resistance, Durex Green Guard, Durex Joint Guard as WRB
Property Unit RequirementTable footnote (1) Result
Joint width
2‑mm 4‑mm Result
Joint disruption resistance - The WRB at joints on 2 assemblies must show no cracking, delaminating or any other deleterious effects at a transverse bending of L/180 - - Pass
Joint extension @ L/180 mm Report value 0.12 0.17 Pass
Joint extension @ L/360 0.09 0.11 Pass
Joint extension @ L/720 0.05 0.06 Pass
Applied load @ L/180 kN 5.82 5.85 Pass
Applied load @ L/360 2.93 2.94 Pass
Applied load @ L/720 1.44 1.47 Pass

 

Table 34. Results of testing of joint disruption resistance, Durex Blue Shield as WRB
Property Unit RequirementTable footnote (1) Result
Joint width
2‑mm 4‑mm Result
Joint disruption resistance - The WRB at joints on 2 assemblies must show no cracking, delaminating or any other deleterious effects at a transverse bending of L/180 - - Pass
Joint extension @ L/180 mm Report value 0.12 0.17 Pass
Joint extension @ L/360 0.09 0.11 Pass
Joint extension @ L/720 0.05 0.06 Pass
Applied load @ L/180 kN 5.82 5.85 Pass
Applied load @ L/360 2.93 2.94 Pass
Applied load @ L/720 1.44 1.47 Pass

 

Table 35. Results of testing of joint disruption resistance, Durex AirStop as WRB
Property Unit RequirementTable footnote (1) Result
Joint width
2‑mm 4‑mm Result
Joint disruption resistance - The WRB at joints on 2 assemblies must show no cracking, delaminating or any other deleterious effects at a transverse bending of L/180 - - Pass
Joint extension @ L/180 mm Report value 0.11 0.15 Pass
Applied load @ L/180 kN 5.76 5.81 Pass

 

Table 36. Results of testing of water transmission resistance (WTR), Durex Green Guard and Durex Joint Guard
Property Unit Requirement Sample no. Result
Joint relaxation resistance kg/m2·s Five WRB-coated OSB specimens subject to 1.3 mm extension following exposure to fifteen 24-h environmental cycles must have a max. average WTR of 2 × 10-7 kg/m2·s 1 1.39 × 10‑7
2 1.02 × 10‑7
3 1.31 × 10‑7
4 0.64 × 10‑7
5 1.18 × 10‑7

 

Table 37. Results of testing of water transmission resistance (WTR), Durex Blue Shield
Property Unit Requirement Sample no. Result
Joint relaxation resistance kg/m2·s Five WRB-coated OSB specimens subject to 1.3 mm extension following exposure to fifteen 24-h environmental cycles must have a max. average WTR of 2 × 10-7 kg/m2·s 1 1.39 × 10‑7
2 1.02 × 10‑7
3 1.31 × 10‑7
4 0.64 × 10‑7
5 1.18 × 10‑7

 

Table 38. Results of testing of water transmission resistance (WTR), Dur-A-Mastic 100
Property Unit Requirement Sample no. Result
Joint relaxation resistance kg/m2·s Five WRB-coated OSB specimens subject to 1.3 mm extension following exposure to fifteen 24-h environmental cycles must have a max. average WTR of ≤ 2 × 10-7 kg/m2·s 1 2 × 10‑7
2 2 × 10‑7
3 2 × 10‑7
4 2 × 10‑7
5 2 × 10‑7

 

Table 39. Results of testing of water transmission resistance (WTR), Durex Green Guard and Durex Joint Guard
Property Unit Requirement Sample no. Result
Joint relaxation resistance kg/m2·s Five WRB-coated OSB specimens subject to 1.3 mm extension following exposure to fifteen 24-h environmental cycles must have a max. average Water Transmission Rate (WTR) of 2 × 10-7 kg/m2·s 1 0.96 × 10‑7
2 1.52 × 10‑7
3 0.80 × 10‑7
4 0.91 × 10‑7
5 0.86 × 10‑7

 

Table 40. Results of testing of water transmission resistance (WTR), Durex Blue Shield
Property Unit Requirement Sample no. Result
Joint relaxation resistance kg/m2·s Five WRB-coated OSB specimens subject to 1.3 mm extension following exposure to fifteen 24-h environmental cycles must have a max. average Water Transmission Rate (WTR) of 2 × 10-7 kg/m2·s 1 0.96 × 10‑7
2 1.52 × 10‑7
3 0.80 × 10‑7
4 0.91 × 10‑7
5 0.86 × 10‑7

 

Table 41. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT), Durex Green Guard
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sample no. Coated Un-coated Difference
WVT ng/(Pa·s·m2) Report value of the WVT rate of the WRB in combination with the OSB applied at the maximum thickness and the OSB alone 1 67.5 112.8 45.3
2 68.1 131.1 63
3 64.3 120.2 55.9
Average 66.6 121.4 54.8

 

Table 42. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT), Durex Blue Shield
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sample no. Coated Un-coated Difference
WVT ng/(Pa·s·m2) Report value of the WVT rate of the WRB in combination with the OSB applied at the maximum thickness and the OSB alone 1 67.5 112.8 45.3
2 68.1 131.1 63
3 64.3 120.2 55.9
Average 66.6 121.4 54.8

 

Table 43. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT), Durex Dur-A-Mastic 100
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sample no. Coated Un-coated Difference
WVT ng/(Pa·s·m2) Report value of the WVT rate of the WRB in combination with the OSB applied at the maximum thickness and the OSB alone 1 72 90 22
2 70 99 29
3 90 118 28
Average 77.3 102.3 25

 

Table 44. Results of testing of water vapour transmission (WVT), Durex Air Stop
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sample no. Coated Un-coated Difference
WVT ng/(Pa·s·m2) Report value of the WVT rate of the WRB in combination with the OSB applied at the maximum thickness and the OSB alone 1 98 90 8
2 56 99 43
3 71 118 47
Average 75 102.3 27.3

 

Table 45. Results of testing of accelerated weathering of WRB
Property Unit Requirements Result
Sample no -
Accelerated weathering resistance - The WRB applied over OSB must show no cracking, delamination, flaking or any deleterious effects following 250 h exposure to Xenon arc 1 Pass
2 Pass
3 Pass
4 Pass
5 Pass
6 Pass

 

Table 46. Results of testing of drainage capacity
Property Unit Requirement Result
Panel 1 total (g) Panel 2 total (g) Panel 3 total (g)
Retained water Retained water Retained water
1 h 48 h Result 1 h 48 h Result 1 h 48 h Result
Drainage capacity g/m The unit-retained water (based on the projected drainage area) following 1 h and 48 h of drainage period must not be greater than 30 g/m2 and 15 g/m2, respectively, for any single test specimen 24.7 0.0 Pass 18.3 0.0 Pass 20.3 0.0 Pass
% The drainage capacity must not be less than 98% of the water mass delivered into the EIFS wall specimen 99.6 Pass 99.7 Pass 99.7 Pass

 

Table 47. Nail popping resistance
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sample no. Result
Nail popping resistance Durex Green Guard - There must be no cracking or delamination of the WRB following 1-mm nail protrusion from the nail's original preset of 1 mm below the surface of the OSB substrate 1 Pass
2 Pass
3 Pass
4 Pass
5 Pass
6 Pass
Durex AirStop 1 Pass
2 Pass
3 Pass
4 Pass
5 Pass
6 Pass
Durex Dur-AMastic 100 1 Pass
2 Pass
3 Pass
4 Pass
5 Pass
6 Pass

 

Table 48. Condensation controlTable footnote footnote (1) - EIFS with Durex Quantum Select (DQS) GDDC Insulation
Property O / I RatioTable footnote footnote (2) Unit Requirement ResultTable footnote footnote (3)
Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - Benchmark panelTable footnote footnote (4) - 50-mm-thick flat insulation - tested 0.35 °C Report value –8.9
Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) with one (1) vent and 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick DQS GDDC insulation - tested 0.35 °C ≥ Benchmark 8.6

Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) with two (2) vents and 50.8-mm (2-in.) thick DQS GDDC insulation - tested

0.35 °C ≥ Benchmark –8.6

 

Table 49. Condensation controlTable footnote footnote (1) - EIFS with Durex Flexlite Select (DFS) GDDC insulation
Property O / I RatioTable footnote footnote (2) Unit Requirement ResultTable footnote footnote (3)
Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - Benchmark panelTable footnote footnote (4) - 50-mm-thick flat insulation - tested 0.35 °C Report value –8.9
Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) - with one vent and 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick DFS GDDC insulation - tested 0.35 °C ≥ Benchmark –7.3
Inboard surface temperature of the sheathing panel - EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) - with two vents and 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick DFS GDDC insulation - tested 0.35 °C ≥ Benchmark 7.8

 

Table 50. TestedTable footnote footnote (1) effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the EIFS Wall Assemblies (panels)
Property Unit Requirement ResultTable footnote footnote (2)
Tested effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the benchmark EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (3) with 50-mm-thick flat insulation m2·°C/W Report value 3.77Table footnote footnote (4)
Tested effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) with 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick Durex Quantum Select GDDC insulation with one vent m2·°C/W Report value 3.89
Tested effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (5) with 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick Durex Quantum Select GDDC insulation with two vents m2·°C/W Report value 3.77
Tested effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (6) with 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick Durex Flexlite Select GDDC insulation with one vent m2·°C/W Report value 3.91
Tested effective thermal resistance (R-value) of the EIFS panelTable footnote footnote (6) with 50.8-mm- (2-in.-) thick Durex Flexlite Select GDDC insulation with two vents m2·°C/W Report value 3.61

 

Fire testing

Where allowed by the Code through conformance to Article 3.1.5.5. of Division B of the NBC 2015, the Durex Quantum Select system having Green Guard as the WRB, Flexcrete as the adhesive, Quantum Select EPS as the EPS Type 1 or Type 2 insulation boards, up to 152-mm-thick, Flexcrete or Uniplast Acrybond-S as the base coat, Architectural Coatings as the finish coat; Durex Standard Mesh having a minimum weight of 142.5 g/m2 and 125-mm mesh overlap when using 152-mm-thick insulation, and 100-mm mesh overlap when using lesser thicknesses, are acceptable for use in buildings required to be of noncombustible construction that are not more than 3 storeys in height if not sprinklered, and an unlimited number of storeys in height if sprinklered. For a detailed description of the compliance of the related systems to the requirements of Article 3.1.5.5. of Division B of the NBC 2015, please refer to Intertek Listing Information of Quantum Select, SPEC ID: DPL-WEIFS 30-01 and Intertek Report Number 100432565COQ-004a, Revised date January 29 2013.

Where allowed by the Code through conformance to Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015, Durex Flexlite Select, Durex Quantum Select, Durex Quantum Select ICF, Durex Insulite EW-17, Durex Insulite Select, and Durex Flexlite ADH are acceptable for use in the exposed face of buildings required to be of non-combustible construction, provided the interior surfaces of the wall assembly are protected by a thermal barrier conforming to Article 3.1.5.15. of Division B of the NBC 2015. For a detailed description of the compliance of Durex Flexlite Select, Durex Quantum Select, Durex Insulite EW-17, Durex Insulite Select, and Durex Flexlite ADH to the requirements of Clause 3.2.3.8.(1)(b) of Division B of the NBC 2015, please refer to ULC listings ULC FWFO7.EW17, ULC FWFO7.EW21 and ULC FWFO7.EW22, and Intertek report 12737641COQ-001 for further details on the combination of coatings/systems falling under the scope of the said listings.

Additional performance dataPlease refer to Appendix A of this evaluation for air permeance test results in compliance with CAN/ULC-S741-08 on Durex AirStop weather resistive barrier.
 Appendix A – Additional performance data

Data presented in this section is beyond the CCMC’s opinion in the code compliance opinion section and is for information purposes only. Data published in this section has been extracted from Exova test report number 18-06-B0194 (dated March 19, 2019).

Air permeance tests in compliance with CAN/ULC-S741 have been performed on Durex AirStop weather-resistive barrier by an accredited testing agency. Results of the mentioned tests are listed below:

Table 51. Air permeance test results for Durex AirStop per CAN/ULC-S741-08Table footnote footnote (1)
Test CAN/ULC-S741-08 requirement Result
Tested in accordance with CAN/ULC-S741 with five 1-m2 membrane specimens and measured for air permeance at a minimum of six air pressure differentials (ΔP) between 0 and 300 Pa – unconditioned (prior to UV and heat aging). Air leakage rate at 75 Pa ΔP ≤ 0.02 L/(s·m2) 0.0015 L/(s·m2)
Tested in accordance with CAN/ULC-S741 with five 1-m2 membrane specimens and measured for air permeance at a minimum of six air pressure differentials (ΔP) between 0 and 300 Pa – conditioned (after UV and heat aging). Where less than 0.01 L/(s·m2) for unconditioned specimens, the increase of the air leakage rate at 75 Pa ΔP for conditioned specimens ≤ 0.001 L/(s·m2) 0.0018 L/(s·m2)Table footnote footnote (2) 
0.0003 L/(s·m2)Table footnote footnote (3)

 

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