Huntsville, Alabama -- Line-X Protective Coatings says its new spray-on coating, Aquaurethane Extreme, has been accepted for use in reservoirs for potable water storage in England and Wales.
The polyurea has been approved under Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2000, which regulates fresh, treated and potable water storage reservoirs in the two countries.
Concrete tanks and pipes have long been the standard for water containment, but Line-X Aquaurethane Extreme is the first spray-applied polyurea to meet the requirements for use in public-water containment, the company says.
Line-X describes Aquaurethane Extreme as "a revolutionary fast-set, quick-drying spray-on polyurea that contains zero volatile-organic-compounds." It is specially formulated, says the Huntsville, Alabama-based group, to repair and protect the inside of water-storage tanks, reservoirs or pipes that have become porous over time and susceptible to leaks and seepage.
"This is a huge win for Line-X and the water treatment and sanitation industry," said Kevin Heronimus, ceo of Line-X Protective Coatings. "This revolutionary new product will not only repair damage to existing water reservoirs but provide complete corrosion protection to prevent future water loss."