[CCMC 14018-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 sheathing tape for application over the seams of an interior polyethylene vapour and/or air barrier material in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

ID Code provision Solution type
09-25-03-03-00-0- Except as provided in , where the air ba ...Alternative
09-25-04-03-00-0- Installation of Vapour BarriersAlternative

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

Tuck®Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour Barrier

Product description

The product is a biaxially oriented polypropylene film backing that is coated with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. The product is available in blue with white font.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Cornwall, ON, CA
Tuck®Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour BarrierProduct 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 in accordance with the manufacturer’s current instructions, which include the following requirements:
    • the surface to which the tape is applied should be dry and free of oil and other contamination;
    • to maximize the performance and adhesion of the tape on the CAN/CGSB-51.34-M compliant polyethylene, it is recommended to use a coronaTable footnote (1) treated film; and
    • to ensure satisfactory adhesion, the tape should be firmly pressed down onto the substrate after application.
  • The tape can be applied at temperatures as low as −10°C; adhesion will increase with warmer temperatures.
  • The product shelf life is one year from the date of receipt by the retailer when stored under optimum conditions of 21°C and 50% relative humidity.
  • The tape must be continuously identified throughout each roll with:
    • manufacturer’s name or logo; and
    • the phrase “CCMC 14018-R.”


  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072520-10ACCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Tape

The Report 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.

Material requirements

The following table summarizes the test results for material properties of the product.

Table 1. Results of testing of material properties of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Thickness mm Report value 0.099
Width mm 60 ± 0.8 60.3
Length as specified m ≥ 66 ± 1% 75.8
Tensile breaking strength N/mm ≥ 2.8 6.32
Elongation % ≥ 150 159


Performance requirements

The following table summarizes the performance test results for the product.

Table 2. Results of testing of performance properties of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Adhesion after accelerated aging to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.150 1.20
to polyethyleneTable footnote (1) 1.29
Adhesion at 23°C to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.150 0.819
to polyethylene 1.105
Adhesion after heat aging to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.20 0.596
to polyethylene 0.987
Adhesion at −10°C g ≥ 250 5 of 5 specimens passed
Shear strength to polyethylene % Ratio of mean shear strength tape-to-polyethylene and tape-to-backing ≥ 75 2.20 N/mm 56Table footnote (2)
to tape backing 3.95 N/mm
Shear strength after solvent immersion to tape backing N/mm ≥ 1.2 3.26
to polyethylene 1.80
Shear strength after UV and heat aging to tape backing % No more than 25% difference from original shear strength 4.14 N/mm +5
to polyethylene 2.20 N/mm 0
Bond separation (flagging) mm < 2.0 Pass
Shelf life (60°C for 240 hours) to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.15 0.625
to polyethylene 1.21


Clarification of use over sheathing membranes, air and vapour barriers

Tape selection

The Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) evaluates several pressure-sensitive tapes for use over sheathing membranes, air and vapour barrier materials. The evaluated tapes are available in the different colours and product names shown in Table below.

To ensure that a tape has been correctly selected, building officials should consult the information below for the evaluated application (interior or exterior use) and the evaluated evaluated substrates (sheathing membrane, polyethylene sheet).

The tapes must be identified with their CCMC number, colour and product name

Table 3. CCMC-evaluated pressure-sensitive tapes
CCMC No. Tape colour Product name Evaluated applications Evaluated substrates
11326-R Red

3M™ Venture Tape™ 1585 CW

3M™ Construction Sheathing Tape 8088
11955-R White DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape Exterior  
Red 205-02 Tuck® Contractors Sheathing Tape Exterior  
13401-R Red with black print HW 300 Exterior  
14018-R Blue with white print Tuck® Tape 219-08 Contractor's Sheathing Tape for PE Vapor Barrier Interior  

Evaluated applications

Figure 1.
  1. Exterior applications: for taping joints of sheathing membranes
  2. Interior applications: for taping joints of polyethylene sheet vapour barrier

Evaluated substrates




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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