Quantum Select MF
Advanced-Drained Moisture Managed Exterior Insulation and Finish System (Mechanically Fastened)

Quantum Select MF is an exterior insulation and finish system consisting of expanded polystyrene insulation with factory cut channels, insulation adhesive, glass fibre reinforcing mesh, base coats, and a finish texture coat which can be selected from any one of the available Durex® Architectural Coatings. Quantum Select MF system is ULC rated as non-combustible cladding meeting building code requirements for non-combustible construction.

  • CCMC listed (13103-R)
  • Continuous venting at floor lines and horizontal terminations, using pre-manufactured vented boards
  • Positive drainage (through a network of vertical and horizontal channels)
  • Continuous air/vapour barrier
  • Simple interfacing with other pressure equalized
  • 2-hour fire rating in accordance with ULC W-456
  • Economical
  • Aesthetic design flexibility
  • Continuous Insulation – CI Factor = 0.65 RSI/in (Type 1 EPS)   0.7 RSI/in (Type2 EPS)

Quantum Select MF is suitable for use over a wide range of structurally sound substrates and is recommended for use in buildings which require moisture managed cladding.

Performance Properties
Building Code Conformance


Category 1




Non-Combustible Lamina

Fire Test of Exterior Wall Assemblies

Part 3

  • Article
  • Article
  • Article & Table
  • Sub-Section (1) (b)
  • Combustible Cladding on Exterior Walls
  • Allowable Minor Combustible Components
  • >10% Unprotected Openings
  • CAN/ULC S101- 15 minutes - Non-Combustible Base Coat

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
  • >10% Unprotected Openings
  • >0.6 m Limiting Distance


Durex Quantum Select Type I

Durex Quantum Select Type II



Thermal Resistance                 GDDC Factor

0.65 RSI  (R 3.9) per inch                  47%

0.70 RSI  (R 4.0) per inch                  47%


 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)

ASTM B-117 – salt spray

DIN 50012 - SO2 exposure

FM4470  &   DIN 50018 SFW

750 hrs. or better

25+ cycles

30 cycles  Pass


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 Quantum Select MF

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/EW23


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 Quantum Select MF 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
Rigid Insulation (Exterior)
Attached with Approved Mechanical Fasteners
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