[CCMC 11955-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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Code compliance opinion

It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated products, when used as a sheathing tape in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, comply with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

ID Code provision Solution type
09-27-03-03-00-0-009.27.3.3.(2) Sheathing membrane required in Sentence ...Alternative
09-27-03-03-00-0-009.27.3.3.(3) Where sheathing membrane required in Sen ...Alternative

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 that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product names

  • Dupont Tyvek® Tape
  • Tuck® Tape Construction Grade Sheathing Tape
  • Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour barrier

Product description

The products consist of biaxially oriented polypropylene film backing that is coated with a clear, acrylic, pressure-sensitive adhesive. The products are available in rolls that are 60 mm or 72 mm wide and 55 m to 66 m long. The products can be identified according to the descriptions in the table below.

Table 1. Product descriptions
Product name Product description
Tuck® Tape Construction Grade Sheathing Tape Red backing with black ink
White backing with black ink
Red backing with white ink, easy tear
Dupont Tyvek® Tape White backing with blue ink
Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour barrier Blue backing with white ink

 

The products have be evaluated for adhesion to the following substrates:

  • Tyvek® HomeWrap® Breather Type Sheathing Membrane (CCMC 12808-R)
  • Tyvek® HomeWrap® – Air Barrier Material (CCMC 12857-R)
  • Tuck® NovaWrap™ (CCMC 13292-R)
  • Tuck® NovaWrap™ – Air Barrier Material (CCMC 13329-R)
Axonometric of the product application

Figure 1. Application of the sheathing tape over joints of sheathing membrane

  1. Sheathing tape
  2. Sheathing membrane

Manufacturing plant

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

Product namesManufacturing plant
Cornwall, ON, CA
Dupont Tyvek® TapeProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Tuck® Tape Construction Grade Sheathing TapeProduct evaluated by the CCMC
Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour barrierProduct 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 products are permitted for taping butt joints in Tyvek® HomeWrap® Breather Type Sheathing Membrane (see CCMC 12808-R), Tyvek® HomeWrap® – Air Barrier Material (see CCMC 12857-R), Tuck® NovaWrap (see CCMC 13292-R), and Tuck® NovaWrap – Air Barrier Material (see CCMC 13329-R). The products are 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-072520-15BCCMC Technical Guide for Sheathing Tape

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for the CCMC’s evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by the CCMC. The corresponding technical evidence for these products is summarized below.

Prescriptive requirements
Table 2. Results of testing the prescriptive requirements of the products
Property Unit Requirement Results – Dupont Tyvek® Tape and Tuck® Tape Construction Grade Sheathing Tape Results – Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour barrier
Thickness mm Report value ± 0.025 0.082

0.092

Width mm 60 ± 0.80Table footnote (1) 60.0 60.0
Length m ≥ 66 ± -1%. Table footnote (2) 66.1 n/a
≥ 55 ± -1%Table footnote (2) n/a 55.0
Tensile breaking strength kN/m ≥ 2.80 4.9 5.0
Elongation (min.) % ≥ 150 273 233
Performance requirements
Table 3. Results of testing the performance requirements of the products
Property Unit Minimum requirement Results – Dupont Tyvek® Tape and Tuck® Tape Construction Grade Sheathing Tape Results – Tuck® Tape Sheathing Tape for air & vapour barrier
Adhesion after accelerated ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure to  Tyvek® N/mm 0.15 0.20 0.24
NovaWrap
its backing 0.24 0.33
0.37 1.18
Adhesion at −10°C to Tyvek®, NovaWrap™ and its backing g 250 250 250
Adhesion at 23°C to Tyvek® N/mm 0.15 0.19 0.22
NovaWrap
its backing 0.20 0.23
0.89 1.06
Adhesion after heat aging to  Tyvek® N/mm 0.20 0.24 0.24
NovaWrap
its backing 0.27 0.31
0.53 1.14
Difference of shear strength value for tape to Tyvek® membrane and tape to its backing % Tape to membrane / Tape to backing ≥ 75 130 109
Difference of shear strength value for tape to NovaWrap™ membrane and tape to its backing % Tape to membrane / Tape to backing ≥ 75 97 84
Shear strength after ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure and heat aging   shear strength to Tyvek® N/mm ± 25% of original shear strength 3.5 (pass) 3.4 (pass)
NovaWrap
its backing 2.6 (pass) 2.3 (pass)
4.0 4.1
Shear strength after solvent immersion  shear strength to Tyvek® N/mm ≥ 1.2 3.9 3.6
NovaWrap
its backing 2.0 2.7
4.1 3.7
Shelf life  adhesion to Tyvek® N/mm ≥ 0.150 0.20 0.24
NovaWrap
its backing 0.19 0.22
0.79 1.06
Bond separation mm Max. lifting ≤ 2.0 1.02 0.8

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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