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[CCMC 13486-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 binder for oriented strandboard (OSB) and waferboard 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
09-23-15-02-00-0-009.23.15.2. Material StandardsAlternative
09-23-16-02-00-0-009.23.16.2. Material StandardsAlternative
09-23-17-02-00-0-009.23.17.2. Thickness, Rating and Material StandardsAlternative
09-27-10-01-00-0-009.27.10.1. Material StandardAlternative
09-29-09-01-00-0-009.29.9.1. Material StandardAlternative
09-30-02-02-00-0-009.30.2.2. Materials and ThicknessAlternative

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

Rubinate® FC 3390

Product description

The product is a fast-curing binder made from polymeric diphenylmethylene diisocyanate (pMDI) that is used for the manufacturing of OSB and waferboard. Due to its fast-curing properties, the product is typically used in the core layer of a wood composite panel.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Geismar, LA, US
Rubinate® FC 3390Product 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 may be used for the bonding of strands in the manufacturing of OSB products that are intended to conform to the requirements of CSA O437.2-93, “Evaluation of Binder Systems for OSB and Waferboard,” as referenced in Article 5.2.3A of CSA O325-07, “Construction Sheathing.”
  • Each finished wood product (e.g., OSB panel) that uses “Rubinate® FC 3390” must conform to CSA O325-07.

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-060523.08-15CCMC Technical Guide for Binders for Oriented Strandboard (OSB) and Waferboard

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

Material requirements

Physical properties

Results of testing the physical properties of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder
Property Unit Requirement Result
Modulus of rupture (MOR) (after preconditioning) MPa ≥ 17.2 average 46.4 average
≥ 13.8 individual 35.0 individual
Modulus of elasticity (MOE) (after preconditioning) MPa ≥ 3 100 average 7 142 average
≥ 2 480 individual 5 775 individual
Internal bond (after preconditioning) MPa ≥ 0.345 average 0.557 average
≥ 0.276 individual 0.488 individual
Bond durability MOR after 2-h boil (tested when wet) MPa ≥ 8.6 average 22.9 average
≥ 6.9 individual 9.9 individual
Bond durability MOR after 6 cycles MPa ≥ 8.6 average 39.3 average
≥ 6.9 individual 33.4 individual
Thickness swell: 24-h soak % ≤ 25 average 6.8 average
≤ 30 individual 7.6 individual
Linear expansion: oven-dry to saturated % ≤ 0.40 average 0.17 average
≤ 0.48 individual 0.21 individual
Linear expansion: 50% to 90% relative humidity (RH) % ≤ 0.20 average 0.05 average
≤ 0.24 individual 0.06 individual

Prescriptive requirements

Creep properties at 20°C

Results of testing the creep properties of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder at 20°C
Property Unit Requirement Result
Cumulative creep mm ≤ 1.7 average 0.95 average
≤ 2.04 individual 1.08 individual
Secondary creep mm ≤ 0.4 average 0.14 average
≤ 0.48 individual 0.18 individual
Irrecoverable creep mm ≤ 1.1 average 0.65 average
≤ 1.32 individual 0.81 individual

Creep properties at 30°C

Results of testing the creep properties of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder at 30°C
Property Unit Requirement Result
Cumulative creep mm ≤ 2.2 average 0.86 average
≤ 2.64 individual 0.94 individual
Secondary creep mm ≤ 0.4 average 0.13 average
≤ 0.48 individual 0.15 individual
Irrecoverable creep mm ≤ 1.5 average 0.58 average
≤ 1.8 individual 0.67 individual

Creep properties increased at higher ambient temperature (30°C)

Results of testing the creep properties of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder at 30°C+
Property Unit Requirement Result
Cumulative creep % ≤ 35 average −10 average
≤ 42 individual −13 individual
Secondary creep % ≤ 0 average −7 average
≤ 0 individual −17 individual
Irrecoverable creep % ≤ 50 average −11 average
≤ 60 individual −17 individual

Performance requirements

Retention of properties - modulus of rupture

Results of testing the MOR of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder
Property Unit Requirement Result
Exposure after 2 h boil (modified) MPa ≥ 8.6 average 43.4 average
≥ 6.9 individual 36.7 individual
Exposure after 6 cycles MPa ≥ 8.6 average 39.3 average
≥ 6.9 individual 33.4 individual
At −20°C MPa ≥ 17.2 average 54.4 average
≥ 13.8 individual 44.2 individual
After fungal exposure − Aspergillus niger vs. Teigh MPa ≥ 13.8 average 45.5 average
≥ 11.0 individual 36.1 individual
After fungal exposure − Penicillium luteum MPa ≥ 13.8 average 44.9 average
≥ 11.0 individual 36.1 individual
After soaking in 1% hydrochloric acid MPa ≥ 7.7 average 29.8 average
≥ 6.2 individual 21.0 individual
After soaking in 1% sodium hydroxide MPa ≥ 12.0 average 33.5 average
≥ 9.6 individual 30.2 individual
After soaking in water MPa ≥ 14.6 average 38.9 average
≥ 11.7 individual 33.2 individual

Retention of properties - modulus of elasticity

Results of testing the MOE of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder
Property Unit Requirement Result
Exposure after 2-h boil (modified) MPa ≥ 1 550 average 6 971 average
≥ 1 240 individual 5 597 individual
Exposure after 6 cycles MPa ≥ 2 015 average 6 568 average
≥ 1 612 individual 5 458 individual
At −20°C MPa ≥ 3 100 average 7 880 average
≥ 2 480 individual 6 688 individual
After fungal exposure − Aspergillus niger vs. Teigh MPa ≥ 2 480 average 7 128 average
≥ 1 984 individual 5 785 individual
After fungal exposure − Penicillium luteum MPa ≥ 2 480 average 7 336 average
≥ 1 984 individual 6 433 individual
After soaking in 1% hydrochloric acid MPa ≥ 2 480 average 7 171 average
≥ 1 984 individual 5 914 individual
After soaking in 1% sodium hydroxide MPa ≥ 2 325 average 5 912 average
≥ 1 860 individual 5 045 individual
After soaking in water MPa ≥ 2 790 average 6 909 average
≥ 2 232 individual 5 972 individual

Retention of properties - internal bond

There is no “Individual” result for the internal bond property given that the residual property requirements apply to the average of three test specimens for each test board.

Results of testing the internal bond of OSB with Rubinate® FC 3390 as the binder
Property Unit Requirement Result
Exposure after 2-h boil (modified) MPa ≥ 0.104 0.180
Exposure after 6 cycles MPa ≥ 0.035 0.097
At −20°C MPa ≥ 0.345 0.618
After fungal exposure − Aspergillus niger vs. Teigh MPa ≥ 0.207 0.394
After fungal exposure − Penicillium luteum MPa ≥ 0.207 0.311
After soaking in 1% hydrochloric acid MPa ≥ 0.069 0.122
After soaking in 1% sodium hydroxide MPa ≥ 0.155 0.192
After soaking in water MPa ≥ 0.224 0.251

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.

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.

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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