[CCMC 14018-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
|Product name:||Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour Barrier|
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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|
|09-25-03-03-00-0-00||18.104.22.168.(2) Except as provided in , where the air ba ...||Alternative|
|09-25-04-03-00-0-00||22.214.171.124. Installation of Vapour Barriers||Alternative|
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 nameTuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour Barrier
Product descriptionThe 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.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Cornwall, ON, CA|
|Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour Barrier||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 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.”
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-072520-10A||CCMC 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.
The following table summarizes the test results for material properties of the product.
|Width||mm||60 ± 0.8||60.3|
|Length as specified||m||≥ 66 ± 1%||75.8|
|Tensile breaking strength||N/mm||≥ 2.8||6.32|
The following table summarizes the performance test results for the product.
|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|
|Adhesion after heat aging||to tape backing||N/mm||≥ 0.20||0.596|
|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|
|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|
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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