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[CCMC 13489-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 product, when used as a thermal insulation in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

ID Code provision Solution type
09-25-02-02-00-0- Except as required in , thermal insulati ...Acceptable

Ontario Building Code

Ruling No. 10-09-246 (13489-R) authorizing the use of this product in Ontario, subject to the terms and conditions contained in the Ruling, was made by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing on 2010-06-23 (revised 2015-09-28) pursuant to s.29 of the Building Code Act, 1992 (see Ruling for terms and conditions). This Ruling is subject to periodic revisions and updates.

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 name

Enertite® 1-2-1

Product description

Enertite® 1-2-1 is a Type 1, spray-in-place, low-density, semi-flexible plastic foam that has an open-cell structure. Enertite® 1-2-1 consists of Elastospray® 8000A, isocyanate, and Enertite® resin, which are mixed on site by a qualified installer using positive displacement equipment in a 1:1 fixed ratio.

The final cured product is cream colour and has a density of 8.08 kg/m3. At a 25.4-mm thickness, the thermal resistance is 0.61 m2·C/W.

Manufacturing plants

This evaluation is limited to products produced at the following plants:

Product nameManufacturing plants
Blackie, AB, CAToronto, ON, CA
Enertite® 1-2-1Product evaluated by the CCMCProduct 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.

  • "Enertite® 1-2-1" must be applied on-site by qualified installers trained and approved by BASF Canada Inc.
  • As specified by the manufacturer, "Enertite® 1-2-1" insulation must be manufactured on-site by qualified installers trained and approved by BASF Canada Inc. with subsequent field auditing of installers by Morrison Herhfield (MH) LimitedFootnote (1) .  MH is the third-party certification organization specified by BASF Canada to certify the training program and provide follow-up inspections of qualified installers who are licensed to spray semi-flexible urethane-based foam insulation in accordance with the "Enertite® 1-2-1" Installer's Manual.
  • The product may be installed in new or retrofit constructions.  In either case, the product must be installed in open cavities in the following locations in a wood-frame construction that meets the requirements of the NBC 2010 (See Figure 1)
    • exterior walls including permiter joists;
    • cathedral ceilings with vented air space as requirec by the NBC 2010;
    • floors seperating living spaces from a garage;
    • cantilever overhang floors; and
    • interior below-grade foundation walls.
  • The building envelope where the product is installed must conform to the requirements of the NBC 2010 for vapour barriers, air barriers and dampproofing (interior below-grade walls).
  • For retrofit applications where there may be occupants in the unaltered part of a building, the qualified installer must ensure that the spraying area is isolated and negatively pressured by using an exfiltration rate of 0.3 air changes per hour for at least 1 day.  An independent toxicological assessment determined that this ventilation rate must also be in effect for 1 day before occupancy is permitted in the newly insulated suite.
  • The sprayed material should completely cover the surfaces between studs, joists and other framing members. The surfaces to be covered should be clean, dry and not covered by frost, oil, grease, dust or other unsuitable material. As required in Article, Installation of Thermal Insulation, of Division B of the NBC 2010, the insulation must be installed so that a reasonably uniform insulating value is achieved over the entire face of the insulated area.
  • The interior side of the applied semi-flexible polyurethane insulation must be covered by an approved thermal barrier as per Article, Protection of Foamed Plastics, of Division B of the NBC 2010.
  • The insulation must be kept away from heat-emitted devices, such as recessed light fixtures and chimneys, at the minimum distance required by the building regulations and safety codes.
  • The maximum in-service temperature of the insulation must not exceed 70ºC.
  • The product must not be used where it may come in contact with water and must not be installed after its expiry date of 6 months from the date of the manufacture.
  • The isocyanate and resin components must have their respective containers (i.e. drums) identified by the phrase "CCMC 13489-R".
  • 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.
Sectional diagram of a house illustrating application locations
Figure 1. Application locations in a wood-frame construction in open cavities
  1. above-grade wall
  2. cathedral ceiling (vented)
  3. floor above garage
  4. cantilever floor
  5. interior foundation wall

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CCMC-TG-072119.03-10CCMC Technical Guide for Spray-in-Place, Open-Cell Polyurethane Foam (OPF) Thermal Insulation

The evaluation holder has submitted technical documentation for CCMC's evaluation. Testing was conducted at laboratories recognized by CCMC.  The corresponding technical evidence for this product is summarized below.

Performance requirements

Test results

Table 1. Results of testing for Enertite® 1-2-1, Type 1 Open-cell Urethane
Property Requirement Result
Density (kg/m3) > 6.8 8.08
Thermal resistance at 25 mm thickness (m2·C/W) Report value 0.60
Water vapour transmission for 50 mm thickness (ng/Pa·s·m2) > 1 400 1 449 (average of 3 tests)
Water absorption (%) Report value 74.0 (average of 3 tests)
Dimensional changes (% volumetric) when exposed to 80ºC and ambient R.H. Min –15 –6.0 (average of 4 tests)
Max +10
70ºC and 97 ±3% R.H. Min –15 –2.3 (average of 4 tests)
Max +14
–29ºC and ambient R.H. Min –1 –0.8 (average of 4 tests)
No max 
Emissions – time to occupany Table footnote (1) Pass
Other technical evidence

Additional performance data requested by the Report Holder

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

Fire test results

Table 2. Results on fire tests conducted on Enertite® 1-2-1Table footnote footnote (1)Table footnote footnote (2)
Property Requirement Result
Flame-spread ratingTable footnote footnote (3) (CAN/ULC-S102 and CAN/ULC-S127) Report value 418
Smoke development Report value 30

Administrative information


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
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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