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[CCMC 09218-L] CCMC Standard compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Product information

Product names

  • Sopra-Cellulose W
  • Weathershield Cellulose Insulation

Product description

The product is a cellulose-fibre thermal building insulation manufactured from clean paper and treated with chemicals. The paper is at least 95% used, unused (or a combination of both), newsprint feedstock with a permissible maximum of 5% of paper obtained from telephone directories, paper books and glossy paper. The glossy paper content does not exceed 1%.

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Edmonton, AB, CA
Sopra-Cellulose WProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Weathershield Cellulose InsulationProduct evaluated by the CCMC

Product evaluated by the CCMC Indicates that the product from this manufacturing facility has been evaluated by the CCMC

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CAN/ULC-S703-09, Type 1Standard for Cellulose Fibre Insulation for Buildings

The tested thermal resistance value is 25.4 m2·kW-1 per metre thickness at a design density of 25 kg/m3.

This product must be installed as outlined in the the CCMC evaluation requirements and according to the following coverage chart:


RSI value (m2·K/W) Minimum applied thickness (mm) Minimum settled thickness (mm) Minimum mass per unit area (kg/m2) Maximum net coverage per 11.5‑kg bag (m2)
2.1 93 83 2.07 5.56
3.5 154 138 3.45 3.34
4.9 216 193 4.83 2.38
5.3 234 209 5.22 2.20
5.6 247 221 5.51 2.09
6.0 265 236 5.91 1.95
7.0 309 276 6.89 1.67
7.7 340 303 7.83 1.47
8.8 388 347 9.22 1.25
10.6 468 418 11.44 1.01


Administrative information


This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), part of the Construction Research Centre at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC). The evaluation must be read in the context of the entire CCMC Registry of Product Assessments and the legislated applicable building code in effect.

The CCMC was established in 1988 on behalf of the applicable regulator (i.e., the provinces and territories) to ensure—through assessment—conformity of alternative and acceptable solutions to regional building codes as determined by the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) as part of the issuance of a building permit.

It is the responsibility of the local AHJs, design professionals, and specifiers to confirm that the evaluation is current and has not been withdrawn or superseded by a later issue. Please refer to the website or contact:

Canadian Construction Materials Centre
Construction Research Centre
National Research Council of Canada
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
Telephone: 613-993-6189
Fax: 613-952-0268

The NRC has evaluated the material, product, system or service described herein only for those characteristics stated 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 (i.e., AHJs, design professionals and specifiers). This evaluation is only valid when the product is installed in strict compliance with the stated conditions and limitations of evaluation and the applicable local building code. In circumstances where no applicable local building permit is issued and that no confirmation of compliance ‘for use in the intended field application’ is undertaken, this evaluation is null and void in all respects. This evaluation is provided without representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind, expressed, or implied, and the NRC provides no endorsement for any evaluated material, product, system or service described herein. The NRC accepts no responsibility whatsoever arising in any way from any and all use and reliance on the information contained in this evaluation with respect to its compliance to the referenced code(s) and standard(s). 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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