[CCMC 14018-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 sheathing tape for application over the seams of an interior polyethylene vapour and/or air barrier material in accordance with the conditions and limitations stated in this evaluation, complies with the following code:

National Building Code of Canada 2010

Code provision Solution type Except as provided in , where the air ba ...Alternative 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 that forms the basis of this evaluation has been included.

Product information

Product name:

Tuck Tape 219-08 Contractor’s Sheathing Tape for PE Vapor Barrier

Product description

The product is a biaxially oriented polypropylene film backing that is coated with a clear acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. The product is available in blue with white font.

Manufacturing plant

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

  • 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 must be installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s current instructions, which include the following requirements:
    • the surface to which the tape is applied should be dry and free of oil and other contamination;
    • to maximize the performance and adhesion of the tape on the CAN/CGSB-51.34-M compliant polyethylene, it is recommended to use a coronaTable footnote (1) treated film; and
    • to ensure satisfactory adhesion, the tape should be firmly pressed down onto the substrate after application.
  • The tape can be applied at temperatures as low as −10°C; adhesion will increase with warmer temperatures.
  • 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 tape must be continuously identified throughout each roll with:
    • manufacturer’s name or logo; and
    • the phrase “CCMC 14018-R.”


  Technical information

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

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

Material requirements

The following table summarizes the test results for material properties of the product.

Results of testing of material properties of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Thickness mm Report value 0.099
Width mm 60 ± 0.8 60.3
Length as specified m ≥ 66 ± 1% 75.8
Tensile breaking strength N/mm ≥ 2.8 6.32
Elongation % ≥ 150 159


Performance requirements

The following table summarizes the performance test results for the product.

Table 1. Results of testing of performance properties of the product
Property Unit Requirement Result
Adhesion after accelerated aging to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.150 1.20
to polyethyleneTable footnote (1) 1.29
Adhesion at 23°C to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.150 0.819
to polyethylene 1.105
Adhesion after heat aging to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.20 0.596
to polyethylene 0.987
Adhesion at −10°C g ≥ 250 5 of 5 specimens passed
Shear strength to polyethylene % Ratio of mean shear strength tape-to-polyethylene and tape-to-backing ≥ 75 2.20 N/mm 56Table footnote (2)
to tape backing 3.95 N/mm
Shear strength after solvent immersion to tape backing N/mm ≥ 1.2 3.26
to polyethylene 1.80
Shear strength after UV and heat aging to tape backing % No more than 25% difference from original shear strength 4.14 N/mm +5
to polyethylene 2.20 N/mm 0
Bond separation (flagging) mm < 2.0 Pass
Shelf life (60°C for 240 hours) to tape backing N/mm ≥ 0.15 0.625
to polyethylene 1.21


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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