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LINE-X offers military-quality security coatings


Bad things can happen to good people, and sometimes tense international and national situations have us thinking more and more about our own safety where we work, travel and live.

“Where” and “when” seems to have few limits, as reports about civilians becoming dangerously entangled in events where “nothing should have happened” appear daily.

There are means of protection, at least containment and mitigation. They are primarily used by the government for buildings, military equipment and personal protection gear. But they can be available for certain civilian applications.

The best way to find out is to consult a LINE-X dealer for consultation.

LINE-X developed PAXCON. These advanced spray-applied polymer coatings were formulated by LINE-X to mitigate the effects of a bomb blast (PX-3350) and the ricochet (“spalling”) of fragments (PX-2100).

Air Force Research Laboratory test results have been impressive. Panels of 9-by-9 feet, coated and uncoated, were exposed to blasts at 35 feet. The PAXCON-coated panel survived, while the non-coated panel disintegrated. PAXCON was the only one of 27 coatings that passed all tests.

PAXCON applications can include underground car parks, banks, large postal offices, airport baggage handling centers and new architectural projects.

One advantage is efficiency because PAXCON can also be specified for new builds and applied during the construction on-site. Once the structural walls are built, applicators spray the polymer coating onto the prepared wall. Rapid touch drying time of only a few seconds does not hold up construction. Carpenters, builders and plasterers can continue work almost immediately.

LINE-X also offers an array of other spray-on protective coatings that can be applied to almost anything to protect against road and usage damage, slips and falls, weather and other impacts on materials including metal, fiberglass, concrete, plastic or wood, even Styrofoam and drywall.

LINE-X of Greater Illinois

1210 E. State St., Sycamore, Il., 60178

Call (815) 991-2222