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Air Barrier 3015
Air Barrier 3015
3M(TM) Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015
3M(TM) Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015
3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015
Decreases the movement of air, controls both air flow and vapor diffusion, allows architects to design where air flow occurs and control thermal stability. 3M™ Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015 and 3M™ Adhesive Sealant 540 can improve building envelope system.
3M™ Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015 and 3M™ Sealant 540 is an innovative, proprietary, translucent air and vapor barrier that uses non-asphaltic-based adhesives, which permit an extended application temperature range between 0°F to 150°F. It does not require primer for most substrates and can withstand up to 6 months of direct UV exposure. The 10-mil engineered sheet membrane self-seals against nail fasteners and penetrations. It also conforms to contours for continuous bonded contact. Available in widths up to 4 feet wide, the air and vapor barrier can be specified locally and delivered globally.

No Primer Required
3M Air and Vapor Barrier does not require a primer for most substrates so fewer products are needed on a jobsite. Worker productivity can increase, saving time per job and reducing installation costs.

Extended Temperature Range
This innovative air and vapor barrier has a wider installation temperature range: between 0°F to 150°F (-18°C to 66°C). Its service temperature is also greater: between -40°F to 176°F (-40°C to 80°C). These increased temperature ranges can reduce or eliminate cold-weather-related delays, extending the construction season in cold climates and enabling year-round construction in moderate zones.

Superior UV Exposure Resistance
3M Air and Vapor Barrier can resist up to 6 months of ultraviolet exposure, giving it the integrity needed for long-running construction projects.

Translucence: The Difference is Clear
This unique barrier is clear, permitting easy visual identification of stud spacing and fasteners in exterior sheathing of gypsum, plywood, OSB (oriented strand board), cement board, CMU (concrete masonry unit or block) and mortar joints. The translucence enables accurate placement of nail fasteners and reduces error rates during fastener placement, increasing productivity and the quality of installation.

Surface Burning Characteristics
• Flame Spread Index = 15, based on ASTM E84
• Smoke Developed Value = 45, based on ASTM E84
• Rating = Class A, based on ICC AC 38
  • Meets LEED Criteria - 3M Air Barrier and Vapor Barrier meets the criteria to contribute to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.
  • Lighter Weight - Approximately one-third of the weight of competitive products, 3M Air and Vapor Barrier’s lighter weight helps reduces worker strain during installation. Longer sections of material can be installed so productivity is increased.
  • Ease of Installation - 3M Air and Vapor Barrier can be applied horizontally or vertically with 2 inch overlapping seams. It is compatible with a variety of construction materials such as gypsum, plywood, OSB (oriented strand board), cement board, concrete, CMU (concrete masonry unit or block), mortar joints and 3M Sealant 525.
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 Design Challenges‎‎ Water Intrusion,‎ Sustainability
 Industries‎‎ Construction
 Manufacturing Challenges‎‎ Ease of Assembly,‎ Improved Quality Control
 Sub Industries‎‎ Air Barrier
 Substrates‎‎ Plywood,‎ Plaster,‎ Exterior Cement-based Wallboard,‎ Drywall,‎ OSB,‎ Concrete Masonry Units (CMU),‎ Exterior Gypsum Board,‎ Concrete