3M 3015NP Air and Vapor Barrier

3M Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP is a non-permeable membrane with an aggressive, high-tack acrylic adhesive that does not require the use of a primer on most construction materials. It even adheres to damp surfaces. 

This product uses a specially formulated acrylic adhesive that sticks and stays stuck at a wider range of temperatures than traditional air barrier products. The proprietary film backing seals around hand driven nails and staples to prevent moisture intrusion. This film is also tough, resists punctures and tears, yet can be tucked tightly into corners. Both the film and adhesive are widely compatible with most construction materials.

3M Air and Vapor Barrier 3015NP is a direct replacement product for 3M Air and Vapor Barrier 3015 (3015) which is being discontinued.

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Product Description


  • 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

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. 

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General Insulation Company Inc. is an insulation supplier / insulation distributor that stocks and fabricates a wide variety of industrial and commercial air barrier, vapor barrier, moisture and water barrier products for the construction market.

3M 3015NP Air and Vapor Barrier Technical Data Sheet

3M 3015 Air and Vapor Barrier Safety Data Sheet

3M 3015NP Air and Vapor Barrier FAQ’s and Compatibility Listing