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3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP

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  • High-tack acrylic adhesive for excellent compatibility with most sealants and building materials
  • No primer needed – installs up to 40% faster* compared to traditional barriers that require a primer
  • Apply at surface temperatures from 0°F (-18°C) up to 150°F (66°C) for increased production
  • Impermeable to air, moisture, vapor and water
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Attribute Name
Value
Brand
3M™
Color Family
White
Overall Length (Imperial)
75 ft
Overall Length (Metric)
22.86 m
Overall Width (Imperial)
12 in, 18 in, 2.375 in, 36 in, 4 in, 48 in, 6 in, 60 in, 9 in
Overall Width (Metric)
101.6 mm, 1219.2 mm, 152.4 mm, 1524 mm, 228.6 mm, 304.8 mm, 457.2 mm, 60.325 mm, 914.4 mm
Product Color
White
Details
  • High-tack acrylic adhesive for excellent compatibility with most sealants and building materials
  • No primer needed – installs up to 40% faster* compared to traditional barriers that require a primer
  • Apply at surface temperatures from 0°F (-18°C) up to 150°F (66°C) for increased production
  • Impermeable to air, moisture, vapor and water
  • Multi-layer elastomeric film self-seals around screws, nails and staples
  • Slightly translucent film provides a clean look while minimizing the risk of missing the stud
  • Features measurement markings at 6-inch grid intersections for ease in alignment and cutting
  • Lighter weight than competitive products for easier handling
  • ABAA evaluated

3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP is an air, moisture and water impermeable film membrane with an aggressive, high-tack pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. It reduces air leakage and uncontrolled airflow from the building envelope, prevents moisture ingress and helps improve indoor air quality. It does not require the use of a primer on most construction surfaces.

Image of someone working on an exterior wall wrapped with 3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP
3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP is compatible with a wide range of common sealants and adheres well to common construction substrates
Build smarter, even in the toughest conditions
3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP is a film membrane that is impermeable to air, moisture, water and vapor. It is comprised of an aggressive high-tack acrylic adhesive on a multi-layer elastomeric film that self-seals around screws, nails and staples to further reduce moisture intrusion, and passes ASTM D1970 both before and after thermal cycling. The adhesive is compatible with a wide range of common sealants including synthetic rubber, butyl, polyurethane, silicone and silane-terminated hybrid sealants, and sticks well to common construction substrates including concrete, concrete block, anodized aluminum, galvanized metal, plywood, extruded polystyrene and most exterior gypsum sheathing. This allows for primer-free application from lightweight rolls and up to 40% faster installation* compared to traditional air barriers that require a primer. The film is slightly translucent, providing a clean look while still allowing enough visibility to identify screws in the underlying sheathing and thus reduce the risk of the next contractor missing studs. This product can be applied at surface temperatures ranging from 0°F (-18°C) up to 150°F (66°C), has a service temperature range from -40°F (-40°C) up to 240°F (116°C), and can with stand up to 12 months of direct UV exposure. This barrier has been evaluated by the Air Barrier Association of America.

*As compared to traditional primer-applied air barriers. Independent Observation and White Paper written by Lee Durston, Director of Building Science and Dani Ittner, Building Envelope Architect, BCRA Inc., September 2012.

Infographic describing several benefits of 3M™ Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP


Recommended Applications
  • Air, vapor and water barrier for new and remedial commercial construction
  • Installed on exterior wall sheathing and behind exterior cladding
  • Transition building envelope from one substrate to another, or other openings and penetrations

Build smarter, even in the toughest conditions
In the 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, we apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, 3M technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.

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For industrial/occupational use only. Not for consumer sale or use.

3M industrial and occupational products are intended, labeled, and packaged for sale to trained industrial and occupational customers for workplace use.  Unless specifically stated otherwise on the applicable product packaging or literature, these products are not intended, labeled, or packaged for sale to or use by consumers (e.g., for home, personal, primary or secondary school, recreational/sporting, or other uses not described in the applicable product packaging or literature), and must be selected and used in compliance with applicable health and safety regulations and standards (e.g., U.S. OSHA, ANSI), as well as all product literature, user instructions, warnings, and other limitations, and the user must take any action required under any recall, field action, or other product use notice.  Misuse of 3M industrial and occupational products may result in injury, sickness, death, or property damage.  For help with product selection and use, consult your on-site safety professional, industrial hygienist, or other subject matter expert.