[CCMC 13655-L] CCMC Standard compliance evaluation

From: National Research Council Canada

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  Product information

Product names

  • Elastochem® 500
  • Home Foam

Product description

Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (ODSHAR)

The evaluation holder attests that this/these product(s) contains a foaming agent that is compliant with the Ozone-Depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations, which is administrated by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)

The product is an open-cell, spray-applied, semi-rigid polyurethane foam of light density. The foam system consists of two components that must be labelled as follows, along with “CCMC 13655-L”:

  • Isocyanate (Component A): “Elastochem® 500, Home Foam”; and
  • Resin (Component B): “Elastochem® 500, Home Foam.”

The two components are mixed on-site by a Urethane Foam Consultants, Inc.-qualified installers with fixed-ratio positive displacement equipment. The colour of the installed final cured product is yellow.

Site-manufactured product

This is a site-manufactured product; it is finished on-site following the spray-application of raw materials produced at the manufacturing plant(s) below.

Manufacturing plants

This evaluation is limited to products produced at the following plant(s):

  • Brantford, Ontario, Canada

  Technical information

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

Evaluation requirements
Criteria number Criteria name
CAN/ULC-S712.1:2017Standard for Thermal Insulation – Light Density, Open Cell Spray Applied Semi-Rigid Polyurethane Foam – Material Specification

Design values

The product’s minimum site density, design thermal resistance value (RSI), water vapour permeance (WVP) and time-to-occupancy values are provided below.

Minimum site density, design RSI and time-to-occupancy specifications for the product
Property Minimum site densityTable footnote (1)
(kg/m3) [lb./ft.3]
50 mm design RSI
50 mm WVPTable footnote (2) 
Time-to-occupancyTable footnote (3)
Elasotochem® 500 7.6 [0.48] 1.25 1 238 25
Home Foam

Qualified installers

This is a site-manufactured product whereby Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. requires that only specific, qualified installers be authorized to install its proprietary spray-polyurethane insulation in buildings. In accordance with the Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. site quality assurance program (SQAP), the certification organization Urethane Foam Consultants, Inc. (UFC) has been commissioned to license the specified installers and issue the requisite UFC identification card to them. All specified installers must have a UFC identification card.

Third-party site auditing of qualified installers

As part of its SQAP, Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. also stipulates that site-audit inspections be conducted by site inspectors licensed by UFC. Upon completion of the site audit, UFC will report the product’s conformity results and any corrective action required, if necessary, to Elastochem Specialty Chemicals Inc. Building officials who would like site-audit inspections conducted on specific building sites can contact UFC at:

Urethane Foam Consultants, Inc. (UFC)
160 Main St. South, Suite 547
Brampton, ON L6W 4C1
Tel.: 905-702-2555

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
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Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0R6
Telephone: 613-993-6189
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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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