[CCMC 12009-R] CCMC Canadian code compliance evaluation
From: National Research Council Canada
Huntsman International LLC
10003 Woodloch Forest Drive
|Product name:||Rubinate® 1840|
|Code compliance:||NBC 2015|
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Code compliance opinion
It is the opinion of the Canadian Construction Materials Centre that the evaluated product, when used as a binder for oriented strandboards (OSB) 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|
|09-23-15-02-00-0-00||220.127.116.11. Material Standards||Alternative|
|09-23-16-02-00-0-00||18.104.22.168. Material Standards||Alternative|
|09-23-17-02-00-0-00||22.214.171.124. Thickness, Rating and Material Standards||Alternative|
|09-27-10-01-00-0-00||126.96.36.199. Material Standard||Alternative|
|09-29-09-01-00-0-00||188.8.131.52. Material Standard||Alternative|
|09-30-02-02-00-0-00||184.108.40.206. Materials and Thickness||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 nameRubinate® 1840
The product is a binder made from polymeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate (PMDI) used for the manufacturing of waferboard and OSB. PMDI is produced from aniline and formaldehyde reacting together using hydrochloric acid as a catalyst. The reaction produces a complex mixture of polyamines, which are phosgenated to obtain a polyisocyanate mixture. All raw materials react completely during the process.
This evaluation is valid only for products produced at the following plant:
|Product name||Manufacturing plant|
|Geismar, LA, US|
|Rubinate® 1840||Product 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 product may be used for the bonding of strands in the manufacturing of OSB products that are intended to conform to the requirements of CSA O437.0-93, “Standard on OSB and Waferboard” as referenced in CSA O325-07, "Construction Sheathing.”
- Each finished wood product (e.g., OSB panel) that uses Rubinate® 1840 must conform to CSA O325-07.
This evaluation is based on demonstrated conformance with the following criteria:
|Criteria number||Criteria name|
|CCMC-TG-060523.08-15||CCMC Technical Guide for Binders for Oriented Strandboard (OSB) and Waferboard|
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.
|Modulus of rupture (MOR) (after preconditioning)||MPa||≥ 17.2||38.5||≥ 13.8||25.7|
|Modulus of elasticity (MOE) (after preconditioning)||MPa||≥ 3 100||5 254||≥ 2 480||4 135|
|Internal bond (after preconditioning)||MPa||≥ 0.345||0.632||≥ 0.276||0.570|
|Bond durability - MOR after 2-hour boil (tested when wet)||MPa||≥ 8.6||20.3||≥ 6.9||15.5|
|Bond durability - MOR after six cycles||MPa||≥ 8.6||33.6||≥ 6.9||23.6|
|Thickness swell: 24-hour soak||%||≤ 25||8.5||≤ 30||9.9|
|Linear expansion: oven-dry to saturated||%||≤ 0.40||0.23||≤ 0.48||0.28|
|Linear expansion: 50% to 90% RH||%||≤ 0.20||0.10||≤ 0.24||0.13|
|Creep properties at 20°C||cumulative creep||mm||≤ 1.7||1.52||≤ 2.04||1.63|
|Creep properties at 20°C||secondary creep||≤ 0.4||0.29||≤ 0.48||0.33|
|Creep properties at 20°C||irrecoverable creep||≤ 1.1||0.92||≤ 1.32||0.98|
|Creep properties at 30°C||cumulative creep||mm||≤ 2.2||2.36Table footnote (1)||≤ 2.64||3.18Table footnote (1)|
|Creep properties at 30°C||secondary creep||≤ 0.4||0.21||≤ 0.48||0.27|
|Creep properties at 30°C||irrecoverable creep||≤ 1.5||1.60Table footnote (1)||≤ 1.8||2.19Table footnote (1)|
|Percent increase at higher ambient temperature (30°C) of creep properties||cumulative creep||%||≤ 35||56Table footnote (1)||≤ 42||95Table footnote (1)|
|Percent increase at higher ambient temperature (30°C) of creep properties||secondary creep||≤ 0||−27Table footnote (1)||0||−18Table footnote (1)|
|Percent increase at higher ambient temperature (30°C) of creep properties||irrecoverable creep||≤ 50||74Table footnote (1)||≤ 60||123Table footnote (1)|
|Exposure||Residual property requirements (MPa)|
|MOR||MOE||Internal bondTable footnote (1)|
|After 2-hour boil (modified)||≥ 8.6||36.4||≥ 6.9||24.0||≥ 1 550||5 576||≥ 1 240||4 683||≥ 0.104||0.323|
|After six-cycle test||≥ 8.6||33.6||≥ 6.9||23.6||≥ 2 015||5 060||≥ 1 612||3 567||≥ 0.035||0.153|
|At −20°C||≥ 17.2||43.6||≥ 13.8||25.5||≥ 3 100||5 810||≥ 2 480||4 702||≥ 0.0345||0.681|
|After fungal exposure||Aspergillus niger v. teigh||≥ 13.8||39.3||≥ 11.0||32.7||≥ 2 480||5 253||≥ 1 984||4 542||≥ 0.207||0.501|
|After fungal exposure||Penicillium luteum||≥ 13.8||38.2||≥ 11.0||28.6||≥ 2 480||5 119||≥ 1 984||4 226||≥ 0.207||0.390|
|After soaking in 1% hydrochloric acid||≥ 7.7||28.2||≥ 6.2||20.4||≥ 2 480||5 080||≥ 1 984||3 995||≥ 0.069||0.147|
|After soaking in 1% sodium hydroxide||≥ 12.0||28.5||≥ 9.6||21.3||≥ 2 325||4 480||≥ 1 860||3 619||≥ 0.155||0.244|
|After soaking in water||≥ 14.6||34.6||≥ 11.7||24.8||≥ 2 790||4 979||≥ 2 232||4 251||≥ 0.224||0.321|
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