Demilec receives stamp of approval from the Canadian Construction Materials
Centre (Evaluation 14068-R) for the strongest air barrier system in the industry
October 24, 2017 - Demilec, one of the largest manufacturers of spray-applied polyurethane
foam in North America, received Canadian Construction Materials Centre
(CCMC) approval confirming the Heatlok Soya/PolarFoam Soya spray foam
insulation meet National Building Code (NBC) of Canada 2010 and 2015 for
use with select membranes and primers. Based on Evaluation 14068-R, Demilec
is excited to announce it has the strongest air barrier system in the industry.
When installed per manufacturer’s instructions by a trained contractor,
Heatlok Soya/PolarFoam Soya were approved for use as air barrier systems
in combination with several leading manufacturers of transition membranes
“By taking an all-systems approach to materials testing and installation,
Demilec is proactively working to simplify the specification process for
architects and contractors looking to create air barrier systems for their
projects in Canada,” said Tom Harris, Vice President for Building
Science at Demilec.
According to CCMC’s evaluation report, a qualifying air barrier system
must have an acceptable low air leakage rate, sufficient strength to resist
the anticipated air pressure load and be continuous, durable and buildable
in the field.
“Our products were tested at high pressures and wind loads, allowing
them to be installed in buildings of great height across Canada. This
is a first in the Canadian spray foam market, as previously all spray
foam manufacturers had height restrictions. We are proud to say Demilec
has the strongest air barrier system in the industry, so we can now be
placed higher in buildings than other spray foam materials,” added Harris.
The Canadian Construction Materials Centre has been Canada’s official
evaluation service supporting building officials and the construction
industry since 1988. CCMC conducts technical evaluations of innovative
non-standardized materials, products, systems and services to ensure that
they meet code compliance and enforce building regulations. CCMC requires
products to be re-evaluated by the agency every three years.
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Demilec has been recognized as an industry leader in using innovative technology
and advanced science to create a line of open-cell and closed-cell spray
foam insulation and coatings for more than 33 years. Demilec focuses on
meeting market demands for more energy-efficient products and serves a
range of industries, including industrial, residential, commercial, agricultural,
original equipment manufacturer, education, water, oil & gas, energy,
military and civil. For more information, visit demilec.ca.