[CCMC evaluation requirements] CAN/ULC-S704-03, Type 2, Class 2

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 closed-cell polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation in the form of flat, rigid boards covered on both sides with facing material. The rigid boards are intended for use as thermal insulation in building construction. The continuous use temperature is within the –60°C to +93°C range.

These rigid boards are not intended to be used as structural panels.

The standards referenced below provide a basis for evaluating products made with various facing materials (such as paper, fabric, plastic film or metal foil), which has an impact on some physical characteristics. These standards cover only products in which the facing material has been bonded to the foam core in the original foam manufacturing process.

These standards do not apply to products made using fibreboard, perlite board, gypsum board, oriented strandboard (OSB), or any other rigid board, on one or both sides.

Products manufactured to these standards are classified as Type 2, Class 2, on the basis of water vapour permeability (WVP). Typically, Type 2 products are used in wall applications.

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):

Technical requirements for closed-cell polyurethane and polyisocyanurate foam thermal insulation tested to CAN/ULC-S704-03 Type 2, Class 2 products
Property Unit Physical Property Requirements
Compressive strength Min. kPa 140
Tensile strength, perpendicular to the plane of the facer Min. kPa 35
Flexural strength Min. kPa 275
Thermal resistance after conditioning, min. for 25-mm -thick product m2·°C/W 0.97
long-term thermal resistance (LTTR), min. for 50-mm thick product Footnote (1) m2·°C/W 1.90 (CAN/ULC-S704-03)
Water vapour permeance for 25.4-mm -thick product ng/(Pa∙s∙m2) ≥ 15 to ≤ 60

Dimensional stability (Width)

at –29°C , ambient (RH) Max. % linear change ± 2.0
at 80°C, ambient (RH) ± 2.0
at 70°C , 97% (RH) ± 2.0

Dimensional stability (Length)

at –29°C , ambient (RH) Max. % linear change ± 2.0
at 80°C , ambient (RH) ± 2.0
at 70°C , 97% (RH) ± 2.0
Water absorption Max. % by volume 3.5

Dimensional tolerances

width mm +4, –2
length +6, –4
thickness, ≤ 55 mm thick +4, –1.5
thickness, ≥ 55 mm thick +5, –2.5
flatness mm/m < 4
squareness, ≤ 1 200 mm in length < 5
squareness, ≥ 1 200 mm in length < 9

Labelling

The product must be marked with the following information:

As per CAN/ULC-S704-03:

  • type and class;
  • ULC standard number;
  • manufacturer’s name or trademark, address and telephone number;
  • lot number;
  • a brief generic description of the facing material used;
  • the thermal resistance; and
  • the warning, “Caution: This product is combustible and shall only be used as specified by the local building code with respect to flame-spread classification and to the use of a suitable thermal barrier.”

The packaging must also be marked with the phrase “CCMC XXXXX-L,” which must be both visible and legible.


© 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:

Published CCMC evaluations

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

CCMC number:Manufacturer:Product names::
13222-LRmax Operating, LLC Multi-Max® FA-3 Polyisocyanurate Foam Insulation

Code references

National Building Code of Canada 2010

Code references Code provision
9.25.2.2.(1)Except as required in , thermal insulati ...
A-Table 5.10.1.1.Selection and Installation of Sealants
Table 9.23.17.2.AWall Sheathing Thickness and Specifications
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