[CCMC 13584-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
|Compliance:||NBC 2015, NBC 2020, OBC|
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It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as exterior insulating sheathing with an integral sheathing membrane (weather side) in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following codes:
National Building Code of Canada 2015
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|09-25-02-02-01-i-00||220.127.116.11.(1)(i) Wood Fibre Insulating Boards for Buildings||Acceptable|
|09-27-03-02-00-0-00||18.104.22.168. Sheathing Membrane Material Standard||Alternative|
|09-27-03-03-00-0-00||22.214.171.124. Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation||Alternative|
|09-27-03-04-00-0-00||126.96.36.199. Insulating Sheathing in lieu of Sheathing Membrane||Alternative|
|188.8.131.52.(1) Thickness, Rating and Material Standards (Wall Sheathing)||Acceptable|
National Building Code of Canada 2020
|ID||Code provision||Solution type|
|184.108.40.206.||220.127.116.11. Sheathing Membrane Material Standard||Alternative|
|18.104.22.168.||22.214.171.124. Required Sheathing Membrane and Installation||Alternative|
|126.96.36.199.||188.8.131.52. Insulating Sheathing in lieu of Sheathing Membrane||Alternative|
Ontario Building Code
Ruling No. 12-21-291 (13584-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 2012-12-20 (revised 2017-08-21) 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 descriptionThe product is a fibreboard insulation panel conforming to CAN/ULC-S706-09, “Wood Fibre Insulating Boards for Buildings,” Type II, Class 3, Grade 1. The panels are 12.7 mm thick and are plant laminated to a polypropylene-based, non-woven sheathing membrane with a hot melt adhesive. The panels are commonly 1 219 mm × 2 743 mm.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Pont-Rouge, QC, CA|
|EXCEL||Product 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 must be installed:
- with the printed side facing outward and must be protected from exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun within 60 days;
- according to Article 184.108.40.206. of Division B of the NBC 2015 and the manufacturer’s current instructions; and
- with a minimum 10-mm air space between the sheathing membrane and the cladding, unless the cladding has been deemed not to require an air space (e.g., deemed by the CCMC or deemed by building officials based on past cladding performance).
- CCMC-evaluated sheathing tape must be used to seal all joints.
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-072113.05-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Laminated Insulating Fibreboard|
|CCMC-TG-072113.05-20||CCMC Technical Guide for Laminated Insulating Fibreboard|
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.
Sheathing membrane with adhesive
The sheathing membrane with the hot melt adhesive was tested.
|Tensile strength||N/mm||≥ 3.5||Pass (3.94)|
|Breaking force||N||≥ 180 MDTable footnote (1)||Pass (269)|
|≥ 160 XDTable footnote (1)||Pass (244)|
|Water vapour permeance (WVP)||ng/(Pa·s·m2)||≥ 170||Pass (208.6)|
|Water ponding (original)||–||No leakage||Pass|
|Tensile strength after UV exposure (% retention of the original)||%||≥ 90||Pass (94.7)|
|Tensile strength after UV exposure and heat aging (% retention of original)||%||≥ 85||Pass (97.7)|
|Water vapour permeance after UV exposure and heat aging||ng/(Pa·s·m2)||≥ 170||Pass (228.3)|
|Water ponding after UV exposure and heat aging||–||No leakage||Pass|
Fibreboard wall sheathing
The insulating fibreboard was subjected to testing in accordance with CAN/ULC-S706.
|Thickness||%||± 9||Pass (2.4)|
|Dimensional length||mm/mm||(+0, −5)||Pass (−2)|
|Width||mm/mm||(+0, −5)||Pass (−3.4)|
|Transverse load||N||≥ 62||Pass (80)|
|Water absorption by volume||%||≤ 7.0||Pass (3.4)|
|Tensile strength||KPa||≥ 1 000||Pass (2 989)|
|Linear expansion||%||≤ 0.5||Pass (0.22)|
|Thermal conductivity (25-mm-thick product)||m2·°K/W||≥ 0.410||Pass (0.53)|
|Water vapour permeance||ng/(Pa·s·m2)||≥ 287||Pass (2 015)|
EXCEL composite panel – face down
|Water vapour permeance with NBC-required directionalityTable footnote (1)||ng/(Pa·s·m2)||≥ 170||Pass (199.6)|
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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