[CCMC 11955-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that 205-02 Tuck® Contractors Sheathing Tape / DuPont™ Tyvek® Tape, when used as a sheathing tape in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following Canadian code(s):

National Building Code of Canada 2010

Code provision Solution type
9.25.3.3. Continuity of the Air Barrier SystemAlternative
9.25.4.3. Installation of Vapour BarriersAlternative

The above opinion is 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 which forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

  Product information

Product description

205-02 Tuck® Contractors Sheathing Tape consists of a biaxially oriented, red polypropylene backing that is coated with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. DuPont Tyvek® Tape consists of a biaxially oriented, white polypropylene backing that is also coated with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. Both are available in rolls 60 mm wide and 66 m long.

Axonometric of the product application
Figure 1. Application of the product

Manufacturing plants

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

  • Cornwall, Ontario, Canada

  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 is permitted for taping butt joints in Tyvek® HomeWrap (see CCMC 12808-R) and Tyvek® HomeWrap – Air Barrier Material (see CCMC 12857-R). It is also permitted for use in new and existing residential construction, subject to the following conditions:
    • the tape can be applied at temperatures as low as −10°C, but adhesion will increase with warmer temperatures; and
    • 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 product must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s current instructions, which include the following recommendations:
    • the surface to which the tape is applied should be dry and free of oil and other contamination; and
    • to ensure satisfactory adhesion, the tape should be firmly pressed down onto the substrate after application.
  • The product must be clearly identified with the phrase “CCMC 11955-R.”

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072520-10Technical 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.

Prescriptive requirements
Results of testing of the prescriptive requirements for the product
Property Requirement Result
Thickness (mm) Report value ± 0.025 0.081 ± 0.003
Width (mm) 60 ± 0.80 60
Length as specified (m) ≥ 66 ± 1% 66.6
Tensile breaking strength (kN/m) ≥ 2.80 5.74
Elongation (min.) (%) ≥ 150 160
Performance requirements
Results of testing of the performance requirements for the product
Property Minimum requirement Result
Adhesion after accelerated aging (N/mm)    adhesion to Tyvek® 0.15 0.29
Adhesion after accelerated aging (N/mm)    adhesion to backing 0.15 0.31
Adhesion at −10°C (g) 250 250
Adhesion at 23°C (N/mm)    adhesion to Tyvek® 0.15 0.28
Adhesion at 23°C (N/mm)    adhesion to backing 0.15 0.32
Adhesion after heat aging (N/mm)   adhesion to Tyvek® 0.20 0.31
Adhesion after heat aging (N/mm)    adhesion to backing 0.20 0.32
Difference of shear strength value for tape to membrane and tape to backing (%) Tape to membrane / Tape to backing ≥ 75 107
Shear strength after ultraviolet exposure and heat aging (N/mm)    shear strength to Tyvek® ± 25% of original shear strength 3.22 (pass)
Shear strength after ultraviolet exposure and heat aging (N/mm)    shear strength to backing ± 25% of original shear 2.75 (pass)
Shear strength after solvent immersion (N/mm)  shear strength to Tyvek® ≥ 1.2 4.29
Shear strength after solvent immersion (N/mm)  shear strength to backing ≥ 1.2 3.30
Shelf life (N/mm)  adhesion to Tyvek® ≥ 0.150 0.17
Shelf life (N/mm)  shear strength to backing ≥ 0.150 0.25
Bond separation (mm) Max. lifting ≤ 2.0 Pass

Administrative information

Disclaimer

This evaluation is issued by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC), a 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
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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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