Noncombustible Pressure Equalized Mineral Fiber Insulation Finish System

Equalite is a pressure equalized exterior insulation and finish system. The system, which has been independently tested, consists of a membrane air/vapour barrier, mineral fibre insulation, mechanical fasteners, glass fibre reinforcing mesh, continuous vent boards, non-combustible base coats, and a finish texture coat from any one of the available Durex® Architectural Coatings.

  • Totally non-combustible cladding
  • Pressure equalized (drained & vented principle)
  • Continuous venting at floor lines and horizontal terminations
  • Vertical orientation of the fibres in the rigid insulation allows for positive drainage
  • Continuous water resistive barrier (self-sealing)
  • Simple interfacing with other pressure equalized cladding systems
  • Continuous high density thermal barrier
  • Aesthetic design flexibility
  • Continuous Insulation – CI Factor = 0.70 RSI/in.

Equalite is suitable for use over a wide range of structurally sound substrates and is recommended for use in buildings which require to be of non-combustible construction and pressure equalized cladding.

Performance Properties
Building Code Conformance:


Category 1 CAN/ULC S114

  • Non-Combustible Lamina
  • Non-Combustible Insulation

Part 3

  • Article
  • Article
  • Article & Table
  • Non-Combustible System
  • Allowable Minor Combustible Components
  • 0-10% Unprotected Openings

Part 5

  • Section 5.6.1
  • Sub-Section
  • Section 5.9.4
  • Protection from Precipitation
  • Sealing and Drainage
  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems

Part 9

  • Clause
  • Sub-Section
  • Clause
  • Section 9.27.2
  • Article
  • Sub-Section 9.27.13
  • Article & Table (A)
  • Article
  • Insulation Materials  CAN/ULC S701
  • Position of Low Permeance Membranes
  • General (Cladding, Application)
  • Required Protection from Precipitation
  • Elements of Second Plane of Protection
  • Exterior Insulation Finish Systems
  • 0-10% Unprotected Openings
  • < 0.6 m Limiting Distance


Durex Equalite   Mineral Fiber



Thermal Resistance                    GDDC Factor

0.70 RSI  (R 4.0) per inch                  -----


 Air / Vapour Barriers

  Durex Flexseal

Air Barriers

  Durex Flexseal VP

  Durex AirStop


ASTM E96 –Water Vapour Transmission

(Refer to product specific Technical Data Sheet

for more detailed data)

Method A                              Method B

                                               2.9 ng/Pa.s.m2


629 ng/Pa.s.m2                              972 ng/Pa.s.m2

185 ng/Pa.s.m2                              505 ng/Pa.s.m2


-Durex“M” fasteners (masonry)

-Durex “W” fasteners (wood)

-Durex “S” fasteners (steel)

-Durex Equalite Washer NC

ASTM B-117 – salt spray

DIN 50012 - SO2 exposure

FM4470  &   DIN 50018 SFW

750 hrs. or better

25+ cycles

30 cycles  Pass

Encapsulated Noncombustible Metal Plate


Impant Resistance

Durex Fiberglass Mesh

(Note: Impact resistance level is directly related

to the weight and  layers of Fiberglass mesh used in the lamina)


ASTM E2486 – Impact Resistance

(Refer to Table 1.5.9 of the Equalite  Specifications for

detailed selection chart for guidance on level of impact

resistance required)

                        Retention            Retention         

                        Physical               Performance

Standard            3 N.m                   10 N.m            PASS

Intermediate    8  N.m                   15 N.m            PASS

High                  13 N.m                   20 N.m            PASS

Ultra High        20 N.m                   30 N.m            PASS

Extreme           25 N.m                   40 N.m            PASS

Base Coat

  Durex Uniplast/Acrybond “S”

  Durex Monobase


CAN/ULC S114  Noncombustibility


Rated Noncombustible

Rated Noncombustible


Durex Architectural  Coatings

   Classic Series

   Premium Series

   Artisan Series

   Kolor Gard Series

   Elastomeric (FX) Series


CAN/ULC S716.1   &

CCMC Report #  13103-R


(Refer to product specific Technical Data Sheet and CCMC Evaluation Report # 13103-R for more detailed data


Durex Architectural Coatings

Meet and exceed all requirements


Fire Protection

(Refer CCMC Evaluation Report # 13103-R  for complete detailed performance data)


(Compliance to NBC (b) )


 (Fire Resistance rated Assemblies)



(Compliance to NBC



Rated as non-combustible cladding ULC design EW21/ EW22

2 hr. FR rating ULC design W425 (Non-Load  Bearing)

1 hr. FR rating ULC design  W489 (Load Bearing)

2 hrs. FR  rating ULC design W485 (Load Bearing)

2 hrs. FR rating ULC design W456 (Non-Load Bearing)

Intertek  listing  # DPL-WEIFS 30-01

Wind Load Resistance

ASTM E330    – sustained


ASTM E330    – cyclic


ASTM E330    – blow-out

-2.5 kPa for 60min. – no visible damage to any of the wall components

-600 cycles alt. 0 to -2.5kPa – no visible damage to any of the wall components

-3.75kPa applied for 10 sec. – no visible damage to any of the wall components - max. pressure 7.12 kPa

Water Tightness


400 Pa pressure difference for 15 min. –  no water penetration through the  exterior surface finish

System Compliance

CCMC Technical Guide for EIFS

CAN/ULC S716.1 EIFS Materials & System

CCMC Evaluation Report # 13103-R

Durex Equalite  is fully compliant with:

-CAN/ULC S716.1  Materials & System

-CAN/ULC S716.2 Installation of Components & WRB

-CAN/ULC S716.3 Design Application

System Layer Optional Products Per Layer Notes
Water Resistive Barriers (WRB)
Transition Membranes
Semi Rigid Insulation (Exterior)
Attached with Approved Mechanical Fasteners
Attached with Approved Mechanical Fasteners
Base Coat
Reinforcing Mesh
Finishes - Classic Series
Finishes - Premium Series
Finishes - Artisan Series
Finishes - Flexible Series
Finishes - Kolor Gard