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Wadsworth, Ohio — Sept. 1, 2015 — SOPREMA has received both the ASTM E2178 and ASTM E2357 listings from the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA) for three of its air and vapor barrier wall systems.
“We are proud to be offering products that comply with ABAA requirements. These ABAA standards help ensure we’re providing the highest quality products to our customers,” said Jack Garnett, market development manager, wall systems, SOPREMA. “Our innovative products and systems are so unique that for our SOPRASEAL Xpress G system, ABAA created a new category called Factory Bonded Membranes to Sheathing. SOPREMA is currently the only manufacturer listed in this category."
The testing of an air barrier material for air leakage is completed in accordance with ASTM E2178 Standard Test Method for Air Permeance of Building Materials. The testing of an air barrier assembly for air leakage is completed in accordance with ASTM E2357 Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies.
The SOPREMA wall products and systems that are A• BAA-listed include:
• SOPRASEAL Stick VP, a self-adhered, vapor-permeable air barrier membrane.
• SOPRASEAL 1100T, a self-adhered air, vapor, and rain barrier membrane for vertical walls.
• SOPRASEAL Xpress G a unique composite material comprised of an exterior grade, inorganic faced gypsum board with an air and vapor barrier factory applied to the exterior surface.