[CCMC evaluation requirements] CAN/ULC-S702.1:2014, Amendment 1, Type 5

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


This Standard applies to mineral fibre thermal insulation manufactured in the form of faced and unfaced batts, rolls and boards. This standard does not permit the application of kraft paper facings on batts and rolls. It also applies to loose fill mineral fibre thermal insulation when used in unconfined spaces with slopes not exceeding 4.5:12.

This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for the products used under normal climatic conditions to thermally insulate attics, floors, ceilings and walls (above and below ground grade) in light frame construction buildings and manufactured housing.

Type 5 mineral fibre thermal insulation is blowing wool, a loose fill mineral fibre insulation subdivided into nodules, suitable for application by means of pneumatic equipment.

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. Requirements for loose fill mineral fibre insulation - Type 5
Property Limits of acceptance
Design density Equals design density for thickness
Thermal resistivity ≥ 18.5 (m·K)/W
Surface burning characteristics

Flame spread classification ≤ 25

Smoke developed ≤ 50

Smoulder resistance

Mean mass loss ≤ 2 %

Individual mass loss ≤ 3 %

Smoulder zone shall not reach the specimen periphery

Corrosiveness Specimen corrosion ≤ control
Fungi resistance Growth ≤ comparative item

© Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc. Reprinted with permission. This material is not the complete and official position of ULC Standards on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the ULC Standard in its entirety.

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:

Each package shall be suitably labeled or marked to show the following information (refer to Figure 1):

  • Brand name and the name of the manufacturer or supplier;
  • Identification of the manufacturing facility location (a code is acceptable);
  • Type of insulation and its intended use;
  • Minimum net contents of the package in kg, which shall be not less than 95 % of the nominal package weight used to develop the coverage chart (Alternative wording – Nominal net contents of the package);
  • Date of manufacture or shift code;
  • For loose fill mineral fibre insulation, the Application Chart shall cover the thermal resistance value range of 2.1 to 14.1 (m2·K)/W in increments of 0.7.
  • Adjacent to the chart, the following statement shall be included: ″To obtain the thermal resistance shown on the chart, this material must be installed at both the thickness and mass per unit area equal to or greater than the minimum value specified.″
  • A cautionary statement as follows:
    • CAUTION: Building, electrical, fire and other applicable codes shall be complied with. All heat emitting devices, such as fuel burning appliances, chimneys, pipes, ducts and vents to these appliances shall maintain a minimum clearance of 50 mm between these devices and the insulation. Recessed light fixtures, unless designed for the purpose, shall not be installed in insulated ceilings.
    • ATTENTION : Se conformer aux réglementations en matière de bâtiment, d’électricité, d’incendie et autres réglementations applicables. Tous les appareils dégageant de la chaleur, tels que les appareils à combustible, les cheminées, les tuyaux, les conduits et les tuyaux d’évacuation, doivent se trouver à une distance minimum de 50 mm de l’isolant. Les appareils d’éclairage encastrés non prévus à cet effet ne doivent pas être installés dans des plafonds isolés.
  • Statement that the product complies with this Standard; and;
  • Any necessary user safety information.

Classification information

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


  • 07 20 00 Thermal Protection
  • 07 21 13 Board Insulation
  • 07 21 13.16 Fibrous Board Insulation
  • 07 21 13.19 Mineral Board Insulation
  • 07 21 16 Blanket Insulation
  • 09 81 00 Acoustic Insulation
  • 09 81 13 Acoustic Board Insulation
  • 09 81 16 Acoustic Blanket Insulation

Published CCMC evaluations

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

CCMC number:Manufacturer:Product names:
12642-LJohns Manville Canada Inc. Attic Protector Blowing Wool Insulation, Johns Manville Climate Pro
12851-LOwens Corning Canada Inc.ATTICAT™, PROPINK®
13404-LKnauf InsulationJet Stream® Max
11252-LOwens Corning Canada Inc.SUPER-PINKR®

Code references

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