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[CCMC 14367-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 thermal insulation 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
05-09-01-01-00-0- Compliance with Applicable StandardsAlternative
09-25-02-05-00-0- Installation of Spray-Applied PolyurethaneAlternative Insulation MaterialsAlternative

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

Kawartha 500

Product description

The product is an open-cell, spray-applied, semi-rigid polyurethane foam of light density. The foam system consists of two components that must be labelled, along with the phrase "CCMC 14367-R," as follows:

  • Isocyanate (Component A): Isocyanate-PM200
  • Resin (Component B): Kawartha 500

The colour of the installed final cured product is milky white.

Site-manufactured product

This is a site-manufactured product; it must be finished on site only by certified installers through the spray-application of raw materials bearing a CCMC number that are produced only at the manufacturing plant(s) below. See installation of spray-applied polyurethane insulation for more information on the requirements for installation and site quality assurance.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product nameManufacturing plant
Yantai City, Shandong Province, China
Kawartha 500Product 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.

  • This is a site-manufactured product. The installation of spray-applied polyurethane insulation must be performed following a site quality assurance program (SQAP) by certified installers trained by the evaluation holder (or their representative) and licensed by the designated SQAP provider.  
  • The product must be installed in open cavities in locations in a wood-frame construction that meet the requirements of the applicable building codes: 
    • exterior walls, including perimeter joists;
    • cathedral ceilings with a vented air space, as required by the NBC 2015;
    • floors separating living spaces from a garage;
    • cantilever overhang floors; and
    • interior below-grade foundation walls.
      Sectional diagram of a house, illustrating application locations
      Figure 1. Application locations in open cavities in a wood-frame construction
      1. above-grade wall
      2. cathedral ceiling (vented)
      3. floor above garage
      4. cantilever floor
      5. interior foundation wall
  • The building envelope where the product is installed must conform to the requirements of the NBC 2015 for vapour barriers, air barriers, and dampproofing (interior below-grade walls).
  • For applications where there may be occupants in the building, the qualified installer must ensure that the spraying area is isolated and negatively pressurized by using an exfiltration rate of 0.3 air changes per hour for at least 25 hours. An independent toxicological assessment determined that this ventilation rate must also be in effect before occupancy is permitted in the newly insulated suite.
  • The sprayed material should completely cover the surfaces between the studs, joists, and other framing members. The surfaces to be covered should be clean, dry, and not covered in frost, oil, grease, dust, or other contaminants. As required by Article, Installation of Thermal Insulation, of Division B of the NBC 2015, the insulation must be installed so that there is a reasonably uniform insulating value over the entire face of the insulated area.
  • The interior side of the applied semi-flexible polyurethane insulation must be covered with an approved thermal barrier, in accordance with Article, Protection of Foamed Plastics, of Division B of the NBC 2015.
  • The insulation must be kept away from heat-emitting devices, such as recessed light fixtures and chimneys, at the minimum distance required by building regulations and safety codes.
  • The maximum in-service temperature of the insulation must not exceed 70°C.
  • The product must not be used where it may come in contact with water and must not be installed after its expiry date of six (6) months from the date of manufacture.
  • The isocyanate and resin components must have their respective containers (i.e., drums) identified with the phrase "CCMC 14367-R."

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CAN/ULC-S712.1:2017Standard for Thermal Insulation – Light Density, Open Cell Spray Applied Semi-Rigid Polyurethane Foam – Material Specification
Design values

The product's minimum site density, design thermal resistance value (RSI), water vapour permeance (WVP), and time-to-occupancy values are provided below.

Table 1. Minimum site density, design RSI, WVP and time-to-occupancy specifications for the product
Property Minimum site densityTable footnote (1)
(kg/m3) [lb./ft.3]
50 mm design RSI
50 mm WVPTable footnote (2) 
Time to occupancyTable footnote (3)
Kawartha 500 10.01 [0.63] 1.33 848 25
Fire test results

Data in this section does not form part of the CCMC's Code compliance opinion.

Table 2. Results of fire tests conducted on the productTable footnote footnote (1)
Property Requirement Result
Surface burning characteristics – flame-spread rating (CAN/ULC-S102 and CAN/ULC-S127) Report value 415
Smoke development classification Report value 235


Site quality assurance program (SQAP) 

Installation of spray-applied polyurethane insulation  

In addition to the material qualification above spray-applied polyurethane foams must be installed in accordance with their respective installation standard and under a Site Quality Assurance Program (SQAP). This evaluation holder has engaged the designated SQAP provider below to operate it's SQAP program for the installation of this product by certified installers, and to provide third-party site auditing, as required. As with any evaluation, the evaluation holder is responsible for the quality of the finished product (installed foam), and therefore is required to ensure resolution of non-conforming installations.

The installation procedure must follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual. A copy of the manual must be available at the job site at all times during the installation for review by the building official.

Certified installers  

The evaluation holder requires that only specific, certified installers be authorized to install its proprietary spray-polyurethane insulation in buildings. All installers must be certified for the installation of this product by the designated SQAP provider, having a valid photo-identification license at the time of installation, and be able to present the license on request.

Third-party site auditing   

As part of its SQAP, the evaluation holder also stipulates that periodic site-audit inspections be conducted by the designated SQAP provider. Upon completion of the site audit, the designated SQAP provider will report the product’s conformity results and any corrective action required, if necessary, to the evaluation holder. Building officials can contact the SQAP provider to request a site-audits at a specific building site.

Designated SQAP provider  

The following organization has been designated by the evaluation holder as their SQAP provider, and is recognized by the CCMC as an ISO/IEC 17024 accredited personnel certification body, and ISO/IEC 17020 accredited inspection body.

Caliber Quality Solutions Inc. (Caliber)
605 - 2323 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4P 2C9
Telephone: 1-888-5-QAP-HELP (1-888-572-7435)

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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