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Material Safety Data Sheet


MSDS for Exterior Fiber-Cement (Medium Density) HZ5 and HZ10 products covers:
HardiePlank® lap siding, HardiePanel® vertical siding, HardieSoffit® panel, HardieSoffit® Beaded Porch Panel, HardieShingle® siding, HardieShingle® notched panels, HardieShingle® individual shingles, Hardie® Reveal® Panel System, 7/16" HardieTrim® boards.

MSDS for Exterior Fiber-Cement (Low Density) HZ5 and HZ10 products covers:
HardieTrim® board, HardieTrim® Fascia board, HardieTrim® Crown Moulding, HardieTrim® XLD, HardieTrim® Flex Board, HardieTrim® Batten, HardieTrim® BHT, HardieTrim® 5/4 board.

MSDS for Interior Fiber-Cement (Medium Density) products covers:
Hardiebacker® cement board, HardieBacker 1/4" Board, Hardiebacker® 250 cement board, Hardiebacker® EZ Grid® cement board, Hardiebacker® 500 cement board, HardieFloor™ Wet Area Solution.

MSDS for HardieWrap® weather barrier

MSDS for HardieWrap® flashing tape

MSDS for HardieWrap® seam tape

MSDS for Touch-up Kits
To obtain the MSDS for Touch-up kits:
1. On the inside flap of the Touch-up kit box, or on the 12 pack case of Touch-up kit, locate the sticker with the product code [i.e. LLA0526]
2. Go to www.valsparwood.com/msds/msds.jsp
3. Enter the product code in the upper left corner of the website under MSDS/TDS
4. Click submit and the correct MSDS file should open


Governments Reports, Evaluation Reports, and Bulletins:


1. Fire Resistance Rated Wall Assemblies (1-hour fire walls):
Click for Fire Wall Assemblies
For Warnock Hersey Listings:
  • Unless otherwise noted, the assemblies in this section have been evaluated for conformance to the following standards:
  • ASTM-E119, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • CAN/ULC-S101, Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • NFPA-251, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • UBC-7-1-94, Uniform Building Code Standard.
  • UL-263, Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials.
  • Designs listed are minimum construction requirements to achieve fire rating.
  • Unless otherwise noted, fire ratings apply to tests conducted on both sides.


2. Sound Transmission Characteristics:
Products CoveredBulletin
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank® Lap Siding,
HardieBacker Cement Board
Technical Bulletin 07272007 - Sound Transmission Loss Test Results for Sound Transmission Class (STC) and Outside/Inside Transmission Class (OITC)


3. Intertek Warnock Hersey Product Listings:


4. ICC-ES Product Evaluation Reports:
Products CoveredICC-ES Product Evaluation Number
HardieSoffit Panel NER-405 -Noncombustibility, See page 1, third paragraph in Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1, third paragraph in Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 6-7 Section 3.5
-Design Wind Loads, See page 12 Section 7.3 and Table 2a
-R-values, See page 30 Table 4
 
HardiePanel Siding,
Cempanel® Siding
ESR-1844 -Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See page 2 Section 4.3
-Design Wind Loads, See page 4-5 Table 4
-R-values, See page 3, Table 2
-California Building Code Chapter 7a Wildland-Urban Interface, See last two pages
 
HardieBacker Cement Boards ESR-2280 - Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
- Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
- 1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 4-5 Section 4.3
HardiePlank Lap Siding,
Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardieShingle Siding
Artisan® Lap Siding
ESR-2290 -Noncombustibility, See page 1 Section 3.1
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.1
-1-hour Fire Walls, See pages 2-3 Section 4.3
-Design Wind Loads, See pages 4-25 Tables 3-13
-R-values, See page 4, Table 2
-California Building Code Chapter 7a Wildland-Urban Interface, See last two pages
 
HardieWrap Weather BarrierESR-2658 -Air leakage, See page 1 Section 3.2
-Flame Spread and Smoke Developed, See page 1 Section 3.3


5. State of Florida Product Approval Numbers:
Regarding the State of Florida Product Approvals, go to the website below and enter the Florida Approval Number from the Table below. http://www.floridabuilding.org/pr/pr_app_srch.aspx
Products CoveredFrame TypeFlorida Approval Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap SidingWoodFL13192
MetalFL13192
Concrete Masonry UnitFL13192
 
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel SidingWoodFL13223
MetalFL13223
 
HardieShingle SidingWoodFL13192
MetalFL13192
Concrete Masonry UnitFL13192
 
HardieSoffit PanelWoodFL13265
 
Artisan Lap SidingWoodFL10477
MetalFL10477


6. Miami-Dade County Florida Notice of Acceptance:
Regarding Miami-Dade County Florida Notice of Acceptance go to the website below and enter the NOA number from the Table below. http://www.miamidade.gov/building/pc-search_app.asp
Products CoveredFrame TypeNOA Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding, Prevail® Lap SidingWoodNOA 13-0311.07
MetalNOA 13-0311.07
 
HardiePanel Vertical Siding, Cempanel Vertical Siding, Prevail Vertical SidingWoodNOA 13-0311.07
MetalNOA 13-0311.07
 
HardieSoffit Panel, Cemsoffit®WoodNOA 13-0311.07
MetalNOA 13-0311.07
 
Artisan Lap SidingWoodNOA 12-0517.05
MetalNOA 12-0517.05


7. Texas Department of Insurance:
Products CoveredTDI Evaluation Report Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding
Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation EC-23
 
Artisan Lap Siding Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation EC-55


8. City of Los Angeles Research Report:
Products CoveredCity of Los Angeles Research Report Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
HardieBacker Cement Board
City of Los Angeles Research Report RR 24862


9. WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) Compliance:
Products CoveredCalFire Building Material Listing
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
Artisan Lap Siding
California Office of the State Fire Marshall, Wildland Urban Interface Building Material Listing on James Hardie Building Products for use both on Exterior Walls and Under Eaves.


10. Flood Resistance:
Products CoveredMemo
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding,
HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding,
HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel,
Artisan Lap Siding
JHBP Internal Memorandum dated 11/3/97 from John Mulder regarding FEMA Recognition


11. HUD Material Release Reports:
Products CoveredHUD Materials Release Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, Cemplank Lap Siding, HardiePanel Siding, Cempanel Siding, HardieShingle Siding, HardieSoffit Panel, HardieBacker Cement Boards U.S. HUD Materials Release 1263e
 
HardieBacker Cement Boards U.S. HUD Materials Release 1268d


12. Canada CCMC Report:
Products CoveredCCMC Product Evaluation Number
HardiePlank Lap Siding, HardiePanel Siding, HardieShingle Siding, National Research Council Canada CCMC 12678-R - Noncombustible construction, see page 2 Section 3 bullet point 1

Ontario Canada Ruling 95-17-36-(12678-R)


13. City of New York, City of New York Department of Buildings Report MEA 233-93-M

14. CA DSA, Division of the State Architect Acceptance Report PA-019

15. Puerto Rico, JHBP Internal Memorandum dated 11/26/97 from John Mulder regarding ARPE Recognition

16. Building Code Reference Sections:
Fiber-cement Siding:
 2006 International
Building Code®
2006 International
Residential Code®
Definition of Fiber-CementSection 1402.1Section R202
 
Definition of Fiber-Cement PerformanceSection 1404.10Table 703.4 footnote r
 
General Fiber-Cement FasteningSection 1405.15Table 703.4
 
Installation of Fiber-Cement Lap SidingSection 1405.17.2Section R703.10.2
 
Installation of Fiber Cement Panel SidingSection 1405.17.1Section R703.10.1
 
Governing Performance StandardASTM C 1186ASTM C 1186
 


Fiber-cement Interior Tile Backerboard:
 2006 International
Building Code®
2006 International
Residential Code®
Installation of Fiber Cement Backerboards as a Base for Tile in Wet AreasSection 2509.2Section R702.4.2
 
Governing Performance StandardASTM C 1288ASTM C 1288
 

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