[CCMC evaluation requirements] CAN/CGSB-51.33-M89, Type 1

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

Scope

These evaluations apply to Type 1 (Low Permeance) vapour barriers.

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):

Performance and physical requirements for vapour barriers (Type 1)
Property Unit Requirement
Length Not less than specified
Width Not less than 99% of specified
Tensile strength, machine direction: ASTM D 828 N/mm Min. 3.5
Tensile strength, machine direction: ASTM D 882, Method A MPa Min. 12
Tensile strength , transverse direction: ASTM D 882, Method A MPa Min. 8
Elongation, machine direction: ASTM D 882, Method A % Min. 225
Elongation, transverse direction: ASTM D 882, Method A % Min. 350
Pliability Must not crack when bent through 90º
around a 5-mm mandrel @ –10 ± 2ºC
Water vapour permeance - Type 1 (low permeance: ASTM E 96, water method) ng/Pa·s·m2 Max. 15 (before and after aging)
Water vapour permeance - Type 2 (standard permeance: ASTM E 96, desiccant method) ng/Pa·s·m2 Max. 45 (before aging)
Max. 60 (after aging)

Labelling

CAN/CGSB-51.33-M89 requires that labelling of the product or packaging must be in conformance with Section 7.1, namely with the following information displayed:

  • manufacturer’s name and address,
  • trademark,
  • the phrase “sheet vapour barrier,”
  • width, length, area of the sheet,
  • type,
  • the phrase “complies with CAN/CGSB-51.33-M89”; and
  • average thickness of the material (only for material made entirely of plastic film).
  • the associated CCMC number

Where applicable, the product must bear additional information as below:

  • any necessary user safety information, unless a separate information sheet is provided; and
  • any additional information required by applicable acts and regulations.


© Canadian General Standards Board. This standard is withdrawn by CGSB due to limited use and support for their revision. Therefore, the information contained therein may no longer represent the most current, reliable, and/or available information on these subjects. CGSB hereby disclaims any and all claims, representation or warranty.

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:

Classification information

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

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Published CCMC evaluations

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

CCMC number:Manufacturer:Product name(s):
10706-LPapiers Couchés d’Atlantic Ltée/Atlantic Coated Papers Ltd. Scutan Reflective Foil Vapour Barrier

Code references

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code references Code provision
9.25.4.2.(4)Membrane-type vapour barriers other than ...
Table 5.9.1.1.Standards Applicable to Environmental Separators and Assemblies Exposed to the Exterior
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