[CCMC evaluation requirements] ASTM D4637/D4637M -13, Type II

From: National Research Council Canada

This document provides a summary of the minimum requirements imposed by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) for all evaluations based on the below criteria document. Additional requirements may be imposed by the CCMC when necessary for a particular evaluation, and are detailed in the individual evaluation.

Criteria document


These evaluations apply to flexible sheet made from ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) intended for use in single-ply roofing membranes exposed to the weather. Only materials recommended by the manufacturer should be in contact with the membrane. The membrane shall be installed as per the manufacturer’s installation recommendations. The sheet may be non-reinforced, fabric- or scrim-reinforced, or fabric-backed vulcanized rubber sheet.

The sheet shall be formulated from EPDM polymers and other compounding ingredients. EPDM shall be the principal polymer used in the sheet and shall be greater than 95% of the total polymer content.

The standard classifies the membranes into three types of products:

  • Type I - non-reinforced;
  • Type II - scrim (or fabric) internally reinforced; and
  • Type III - fabric-backed.

The following evaluation requirements are for a Type II product

Material requirements

The evaluation holder must demonstrate that the product meets the following requirements (additional requirements may be imposed by the CCMC when necessary, and are detailed in the individual evaluation):

Table 1. Material requirements
Property Unit Requirements
Thickness, sheet – overall mm ≥ 1.016
Thickness, coating over scrim or fabric mm ≥ 0.38
Breaking strength N ≥ 400
Dynamic puncture resistance pass @ 10 J
Static puncture resistance pass @ 25 kg
Elongation, ultimate % ≥ 250 Footnote (1)
Elongation @ fabric break, ultimate – machine direction % ≥ 15
Elongation @ fabric break, ultimate – cross direction % ≥ 15
Tearing strength N ≥ 45
Brittleness point °C ≤ –45
Ozone resistance no cracks
Heat aging – breaking strength N ≥ 356
Heat aging – elongation, ultimate % ≥ 200 Footnote (1)
Heat aging – linear dimensional change % ≤ ± 1
Water absorption mass % ≤ +8, –2 of original Footnote (1)
Factory seam strength kN/m ≥ 8.8 or sheet failure
Weather resistance – visual inspection no cracks or crazing

Additional information

Note: This section is for information purposes only. This section is beyond the scope of the CCMC evaluation. CCMC has not reviewed any of test results, test assemblies, systems or test components listed in this section.

If stated in the Listing, the proponent has provided information related to the following:

Fire classification of roof covering

The membrane tested in accordance with CAN/ULC S107-10, “Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.”

Fire-resistance rating

The membrane used in a roofing assembly tested in accordance with CAN/ULC S101-14, “Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.”

Wind uplift resistance of membrane roofing assemblies

The membrane used in a roofing assembly tested in accordance with CAN/CSA-A123.21-10, “Standard Test Method for the Dynamic Wind Uplift Resistance of Membrane-Roofing Systems.”

© ASTM International. This information is reproduced from the referenced standard published by ASTM International (ASTM). The full version of the standard should be referenced, and can be obtained from ASTM.

Installation requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders provide instructions for the installation of the product(s) that:

Manufacturing requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders, at a minimum, demonstrate that the associated production process:

Labelling requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders ensure that product labels:

Additionally, the sheet shall be identified on the side intended to be exposed to the weather with the following information:

  • the ASTM designation number (Specification D4637) and ASTM type; and
  • the name of the manufacturer or supplier.

The containers holding the product shall be suitably marked to show the following information:

  • the name of the material;
  • the stock and lot numbers;
  • the ASTM designation number and type;
  • the size and quantity as defined by the contract or order; and
  • the name of the manufacturer or supplier.

Classification information

Products falling within the scope of this document are commonly classified by:


  • 07 50 00 Membrane Roofing
  • 07 53 00 Elastomeric Membrane Roofing
  • 07 53 23 Ethylene-Propylene-Diene-Monomer Roofing

Published CCMC evaluations

The following products have been evaluated to these requirements by the CCMC:

CCMC number:Manufacturer:Product names:
13266-LHolcim Solutions and Products CanadaElevate RubberGard™ Low Slope Fire Retardant (Black), Elevate RubberGard™ Platinum, Elevate RubberGard™ Platinum PT, Elevate RubberGard™ LSFR PT, Elevate FullForce™, Elevate RubberGard™ Max EPDM, Elevate RubberGard™ EcoWhite™ EPDM, Elevate RubberGard™ Max PT, Elevate RubberGard™ EcoWhite™ EPDM PT, Elevate RubberGard™ EcoWhite™ Platinum™ EPDM, Elevate RubberGard™ EcoWhite™ Platinum™ EPDM PT

Code references

This standard is not referenced in the National Building Code of Canada
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