Breather membrane (WRB) for open-jointed cladding, gap width up to 35 mm (1 3/8"), with self-adhesive zones

Variant without self-adhesive zones

Advantages

  • Ensures reliable building components: highly permeable and, at the same time, maximum protection against driving rain
  • Dry building components: pore-free TEEE functional membrane actively transports moisture to the outside
  • Not visible behind open-jointed cladding: black fleece with identification marking in the overlap area
  • Highest possible durability and thermostability thanks to the TEEE membrane
  • 6 months of outdoor exposure
  • Quick and reliable bonding thanks to the integrated ‘connect’ self-adhesive zones on the long edges of the membrane

Areas of application

For use as a breather membrane (weather-resistive barrier, WRB) behind closed and open facades (open-jointed cladding up to a gap width of 35 mm (1 3/8"); cladding width = at least 3 x gap width). Installation on boarding, wood-based panels and all mat or panel-shaped thermal insulation materials.

Technical specs

  Material
Protective and covering fleece Polypropylene microfibre
Membrane Monolithic TEEE
Self-adhesive zones Water-resistant SOLID adhesive
Property Value Regulation
Colour black
Surface weight 180 g/m² ; 0.59 oz/ft² EN 1849-2
Thickness 0.60 mm ; 24 mils EN 1849-2
Water vapour resistance factor µ 80 EN ISO 12572
sd value 0.05 m EN ISO 12572
g value 0.25 MN·s/g
Vapour permeance 65.6 perms ASTM E 96
Fire rating E EN 13501-1
Outdoor exposure 6 months
Watertight joints with ‘connect’ adhesive strips or TESCON VANA tape W1 EN 13859-1
Water column 10 000 mm ; 32' 10" EN ISO 811
Watertightness, non-aged/aged* W1 / W1 EN 13859-2
Tensile strength MD/CD 290 N/5 cm / 220 N/5 cm ; 33 lb/in / 25 lb/in EN 13859-2 (A)
Tensile strength MD/CD, aged* 200 N/5 cm / 135 N/5 cm ; 23 lb/in / 15 lb/in EN 13859-2 (A)
Elongation MD/CD 50 % / 70 % EN 13859-2 (A)
Elongation MD/CD, aged* 30 % / 40 % EN 13859-2 (A)
Nail tear resistance MD/CD 220 N / 300 N ; 49 lbf / 67 lbf EN 13859-2 (B)
*) Durability after artificial ageing passed (for walls with open joints) EN 1297 / EN 1296
Flexibility at low temperature -40 °C ; -40 °F EN 1109
Temperature resistance permanent -40 °C to 100 °C ; -40 °F to 212 °F
Thermal conductivity 0.04 W/(m·K) ; 0.3 BTU·in/(h·ft²·°F)
CE labelling yes EN 13859-2


Building projects with SOLITEX FRONTA breather membranes (WRBs) for open-jointed cladding