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[CCMC 13292-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Compliance opinion

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

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-27-03-02-00-0- Sheathing Membrane Material StandardAlternative

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 08-02-187 (13292-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 2008-01-18 (revised 2022-10-05) 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

  • HW170-A
  • Palisade™ Building Wrap
  • Tuck®NovaWrap™ Premium Building Wrap

Product description

The products consist of a spun-bonded, polypropylene non-woven fabric with a monolithic polymer coating on one side. The construction of the laminated material allows it to resist the passage of bulk moisture while maintaining a high degree of moisture vapour permeability.

The products are 0.43 mm thick and are available in rolls ranging in widths from 0.91 m to 3.05 m and in lengths from 30.5 m to 1 372 m. The colour of the product is white, with a clear top coat.

The rolled material is applied over the exterior sheathing material so that it forms a continuous envelope, underneath the cladding system, around the entire building. The figure 1 illustrates the application of the product.

A drawing illustrating the installation of the product.

Figure 1. Installation of Tuck® NovaWrap™ Premium Building Wrap and Palisade Building Wrap.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Truro, NS, CA
HW170-AProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Palisade™ Building WrapProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Tuck®NovaWrap™ Premium Building WrapProduct 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 as a breather-type sheathing membrane under commonly used types of exterior cladding to reduce the risk of water infiltration. The main purpose of the products is to create a continuous envelope around the occupied areas of residential or light commercial construction. Such continuity is achieved by overlapping the membrane per Article, Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation, of Division B of the NBC 2015 (joints must be lapped not less than 100 mm) or sealing the product either to itself (using CCMC-evaluated contractor sheathing tape), or to other construction materials (using an acoustical sealant). Where a CCMC-evaluated tape is required to provide continuity, its adhesion over the membrane must be validated. The membrane continuity at penetrations is beyond the scope of this evaluation and must be achieved according to the manufacturer's instructions.
  • A conforming installation must be:
    • installed with the printed side facing outward;
    • protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun within 60 days;
    • installed according to Article;
    • installed with a minimum 10-mm air space between the sheathing membrane and the cladding, unless the cladding has been deemed to not require an air space (i.e., deemed by the CCMC or by building officials based on past cladding performance); and
    • installed with the material overlapping 100mm to 150 mm at vertical joints and 100 mm at horizontal joints. Note: Joints must be taped and sealed around both window and door openings.
  • A concealed air space exceeding 25 mm in width must contain proper fire blocks in accordance with Subsection 9.10.16., Fire Blocks, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The product must be clearly identified with the phrase "CCMC 13292-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072510.03-15CCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Membrane, Breather Type

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.

Performance requirements
Table 1. Test results of performance requirements
Property Unit Requirement Result
Sheet width Tolerance: –6 mm of specified width Pass
Tensile strength machine direction N ≥ 180 244
cross direction ≥ 160 214
Water vapour permeance ng/(Pa·s·m2 ) ≥ 170 362
Water ponding No leakage PassTable footnote (1)
Tensile strength after ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure machine direction


% retention of original

≥ 90 93
cross direction ≥ 90 98
after UV and heat aging machine direction ≥ 85 85
cross direction ≥ 85 91
Water vapour permeance of UV- and heat-aged samples ng/(Pa·s·m2 ) ≥ 170 497
Water ponding of UV- and heat-aged samples No leakage PassTable footnote (1)


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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