The material properties of PlastiSpan® EFS insulation used as a component
in exterior insulation and finish systems meet or exceed the requirements
for expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation as specified in CAN/ULC-S701,
Standard for Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering.
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PIB 204 - PlastiSpan EFS Insulation
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The table below provides material properties for PlastiSpan insulation meeting CAN/ULC-S701, Type 1.
Table 1 – PlastiSpan EFS Insulation Material Property Values
|Material Properties||Test Method||Units||Values2|
|ASTM C518|| m2•°C/W
|Water Vapour Permanence 3 Maximum||ASTM E96||ng/Pa•s•m2
|ASTM D2126||% linear change||1.5|
|ASTM D2842||% by volume||6.0Note 4|
Minimum @10% Deformation
|ASTM D2863||% by volume||24|
|Additional Material Properties for PlastiSpan EFS Insulation|
|ASTM D2842||% by volume||2.0|
|ASTM D2126||% linear change||0.5|
1Material properties meet or exceed requirements for CAN/ULC-S701, type 1 and are third party certified under a
quality listing program administered by Intertek Testing Services.
2Values are minimum per 25-mm (1-inch) of thickness at mean temperature of 24 °C (75 °F).
3Values are maximum for 25-mm (1-inch) thick samples with natural skins intact. Lower values will result for thicker materials.
4The water absorption laboratory test method involves complete submersion under a head of water for 96 hours. The water absorption value above is applicable to specific end-use design requirements only to the extent that the end-use conditions are similar to test method requirements.
The dimensions, dimensional tolerances and block aging requirement for PlastiSpan® EFS insulation meet requirements specified in of CAN/ULC-S701, ANNEX A – Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Thermal Insulation Requirements For Use In Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) as detailed in Tables 2 and 3 below.
Table 2 - Dimensions and Dimensional Tolerances
|CAN/ULC-S701, Annex A – Standard Dimensions|
|Length||1219.2 mm (48)|
|Width||609.6 mm (24 inches)|
|Thickness||19.1 to 127.0 mm (3/4 to 5 inches)|
|CAN/ULC-S701, Annex A – Dimensional Tolerances|
|Length||±1.6 mm (±1/16 inch)|
|Width||±1.6 inch (±1/16 inch)|
|Thickness||Less than 25.4 (1 inch)|
|25.4 to 127.0 mm (1 to 5 inch)|
|Squareness||When measured on the large flat face from one corner to the opposing corner,
dimensional variations shall not exceed 0.8 mm (1/32 in.) in 305 mm (12 in.)
|Edge Trueness||When measured with a straight edge, edges shall not deviate more than 0.8 mm (1/32 in.)
in 305 mm (12 inch)
|Face Flatness||When measured across the face with a straight edge, maximum deviation from the
straight edge shall not exceed more than 0.8 mm (1/32 in.)
Table 3 - Block Aging Requirements Prior to Cutting
|Storage Condition||Average Temperature||Minimum Storage Period|
|Low Pentane (<4.5% pentane) Raw Materials and Vacuum Mould Technology|
|Plant Aging||Ambient Temperature 20 °C (68 °F) and RH||12 Days|
|Full Pentane (nominal 6% pentane) Raw Materials and Vacuum Mould Technology|
|Plant Aging||Ambient Temperature 20 °C (68 °F) and RH||18 Days|
|Full Pentane (nominal 6% pentane) Raw Materials and Non-Vacuum Mould Technology|
|Plant Aging||Ambient Temperature 20 °C (68 °F) and RH||42 Days|
|Heat Aging||Elevated Temperature 60 °C (140 °F)||5 Days|
Table 4 - Flame-Spread Rating and Smoke Developed Classification1
|Flame Spread Rating||290|
|Smoke Developed Classification||Over 500|
Notes to Table 4:
1Flame spread and smoke developed classifications are third party certified under a quality listing program administered by
Intertek Testing Services.
2Flame spread and smoke developed classifications determined in accordance with CAN/ULC-S102.2-M as per Sentence
126.96.36.199. (2) of the National Building Code of Canada 2005 and 2010.