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3M Air Barrier with Permeable Backing 3015VP
Description

3M™ Air Barrier with Permeable Backing 3015VP is a scrim reinforced Silyl Terminated Polyether (STPE) vapour permeable, air and water impermeable sheet membrane. The aggressive, high-tack acrylic adhesive does not require a primer on most construction surfaces and allows application in the toughest climate conditions.

 

Key Features
  • 3M™ Air Barrier with Permeable Backing 3015VP is engineered to make air barrier application simple and fast. This vapour permeable barrier is as effective as traditional membrane-type air barriers at helping control the indoor climate and is compatible with most other building substrates.
  • No primer required. Pressure-sensitive acrylic adhesive technology eliminates the time and materials usually required for applying air barriers
  • Faster installation. Front release liner allows membrane to be applied to wall before the liner is removed
  • UV resistant up to 12 months
  • Meets AAMA 711-13 Voluntary Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Use for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products
  • Passes NFPA 285 (as part of various exterior wall constructions)
  • Hot and cold temperature application. Apply in temperatures as high as 66°C or as low as -18°C
  • Sealant Compatibility. 3M Air Barrier with Permeable Backing 3015VP has no adverse reaction with synthetic rubber, butyl, polyurethane, silicone and silane terminated hybrid sealants.
  • Permeable — US perm rating = 12 (desiccant method), 17 (wet method), per ASTM E96, ensuring a permeable barrier
  • Self-seals if penetrated. Seals around nails and staples to further reduce moisture intrusion. It passes ASTM D1970 both before and after thermal cycling
  • Tough and uniform. Tough enough to resist punctures and tears – Uniform thickness eliminates pinholes seen in liquid membranes
  • Lightweight and easy to use. A standard 76.2cm (30") roll weighs >12kg (26 pounds), yet it outperforms thicker, competitive membranes weighing up to 2 times more
Scope of Use
  • Compatible with many building sealants and materials: No adverse reaction with synthetic rubber, butyl, polyurethane, silicone and silane terminated hybrid sealants
  • Excellent adhesion to concrete, concrete block, anodised aluminium, galvanised metal, plywood and most exterior grade fibreglass matt gypsum boards without the use of any primer
  • Front release liner allows membrane to be applied to wall before the liner is removed
Limitations on Use
  • To obtain the best adhesion, 3M Air Barrier with Permeable Backing 3015VP should be installed when outdoor temperatures range from -18°C to 66°C
  • Surfaces should be clean, free from dirt and debris and have not absorbed water.
  • Surfaces should be free of any damaged, unsupported areas, sharp protrusions or voids.
  • Concrete must be cured a minimum of 7 days before application
  • Block or brick walls should have mortar joints stuck flush
  • While it can be applied as low as -18°C, surfaces must be clear of snow, ice or frost
  • Adheres to most common building materials. For difficult to stick to surfaces, test adhesion before application (as outlined in section 3.02 of Division 7 Guide Specification). If needed, apply 3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive, 3M Hi-Strength 94 ET Spray Adhesive, 3M Holdfast 70 Spray Adhesive or 3M Fastbond Contact Adhesive 30NF to prime the substrate prior to applying the membrane. Products are available as either an aerosol or cylinder spray adhesive.
Other Performance Attributes
  • UV resistant up to 12 months
  • Meets AAMA 711-13 Voluntary Specification for Self-Adhering Flashing Use for Installation of Exterior Wall Fenestration Products
  • Passes NFPA 285 (as part of various exterior wall constructions)
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