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[CCMC 14049-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 product, when used as an exterior thermally insulated sheathing membrane 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
09-25-02-02-00-0- Insulation MaterialsAlternative
09-27-03-02-00-0- Sheathing Membrane Material StandardAlternative

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 17-08-345 (14049-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 2017-06-26 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 name

Wrapsulate®Foam Jacket insulating sheathing

Product description

The product is spray-in-place, light density, semi-flexible polyurethane foam with a primarily open cell structure. The product consists of “Wrapsulate® Foam Jacket” Part A isocyanate and “Wrapsulate® Foam Jacket” Part B resin, which are mixed on-site by a qualified installer using positive displacement equipment in a 1:1 fixed ratio.

The final cured product is yellow and has a density of 17 kg/m3 (1.06 lb/ft3). At a thickness of 25.4 mm (1 in.), the thermal resistance is RSI 0.75 (m2·°C/W) R-4.3 (ft2∙°F∙hr/BTU∙in.).

Section drawing of the product.

Figure 1. “Wrapsulate® Foam Jacket”

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Brantford, ON, CA
Wrapsulate®Foam Jacket insulating sheathingProduct 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.

  • As specified by the manufacturer, the product must be manufactured on-site by qualified installers trained by Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. and approved by a third-party certification organization (UFC).Table footnote (1) This organization must be specified by Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. to administer an ISO/IEC 17024 compliant field quality assurance program (FQAP), including administration of a training program and conducting random follow-up inspections of field applications of the product according to the principles of CAN/ULC-S705.2.
  • The product must be protected from weather and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun within 60 days.
  • The installation must be performed according to the manufacturer’s instruction manual and the principles of CAN/ULC-S705.2. A copy of those instructions must be available at the job site at all times during the installation for review by the building officials.
  • The product must be applied at an ambient temperature range of 5°C to 40°C.
  • The sprayed material must be applied only to above-grade plywood, oriented strandboard (OSB), gypsum, concrete, and cement board substrates. The product must completely cover the substrate surface, forming a continuous envelope around the building. The surface to be covered should be clean, dry and not covered in frost, oil, grease, dust or other unsuitable material.
  • The maximum moisture content (MC) of the substrate before application must be as specified in the manufacturer’s written recommendations and in accordance with the NBC 2015. The MC must be confirmed by a moisture meter in a representative number of locations and recorded for future reference; for example, the maximum allowable MC of the substrate must be 19% for wood-based products.
  • The manufacturer must provide to CCMC the maximum in-service temperature of the insulation surface (not to exceed 70°C) and the shelf life of the product.
  • The product is installed with a minimum 19 mm vented air space between the product and the cladding.
  • A concealed air space exceeding 25 mm in width must contain proper fire blocking in accordance with Subsection 9.10.16., Fire Blocks, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The components must have their respective containers (i.e., drums) identified by the phrase “CCMC 14049-R."


  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072510.13-15CCMC Technical Guide for Low Density, Open Cell, Spray-Applied Polyurethane Foam Thermal Insulation Material used as an Insulation Sheathing Membrane

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

Performance requirements
Table 1. Results of testing the product to the CCMC technical guide
Property Unit Requirement Result
Air permeance L/s∙m2 Declare 0.0005
Apparent core density kg/m3 12 < ρ ≤ 28 17
Dimensional stability 28 days at −20°C and ambient relative humidity (RH) % volume ± 1 0.008
28 days at 70°C and 97 ± 3% RH ± 3 −2.3
28 days at 80°C and ambient RH ± 9 −9.0
Water vapour permeance at 50 mm thickness ng/(Pa·s·m2) ≥ 700 745
Water absorption initial % volume ≤ 5 1.39
after UV and aging ≤ 10 2.35
Fungi resistance   No growth No growth
Open cell content % volume ≥ 80 98.6
Surface-burning characteristics per CAN/ULC-S102   < 500 174
Water penetration – wall performance   No water leakage at 137 Pa No water leakage at 1 000 Pa
Thermal resistance at 25.4 mm thickness initial m2∙°C/W Declare 0.75
aged ≥ 95% of initial Pass
Resistance to ice lensingTable footnote (1)   No ice lenses observed Pass
Thermal resistivity initial m·K/W Declare 28.5
after ice lensesTable footnote (1) conditioning ≥ 80% retention of initial thermal resistance 100% (28.5)
Tensile strength initial kPa Declare 94
after ice lenses conditioning ≥ 80% retention of initial tensile strength 100% (94)

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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