Huntsville, Alabama -- LINE-X Protective Coatings, which specialises in multi-purpose polyurea and polyurethane protective coatings,said 30 Aug that it now offers cost-effective solutions for deteriorating bridge infrastructures across the US.
Newly developed LINE-X XS-350 is a two-component, 100 percent solids high-performance aromatic polyurea spray elastomer system with zero VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and is, says the company, "ideal for repairing bridge infrastructure long-term."
LINE-X said the product has been tested and endorsed by the state of Maine and in July 2009 was effectively applied to the bridge piers at exit 127 in Waterville.
"Most bridges in these areas are over fifty years old and are starting to crumble," said Kevin Heronimus, ceo of LINE-X, in the company statement.
The new material "has been protecting the Maine bridge piers for a year solving issues that … would have led to replacement costs tenfold the cost of applying XS-350," added Heronimus.
In addition to the bridge in Waterville, LINE-X has just completed a project for the City of Dana Point, California, to protect a pedestrian bridge. Constructed a year ago, the bridge is situated 22-feet above the Pacific Coast Highway stretching across multiple lanes of traffic. The original surface of the bridge was unsuitable for the traffic demands placed on it.
LINE-X coated the bridge using ASPART-X(TM) U/V Protective Coatings, which it says is a new line of versatile coatings designed to provide U/V protection to prevent yellowing and fading, as well as increased abrasion and chemical resistance. ASPART-X is a zero VOC, 100 percent solids, aliphatic, pure polyurea coating specifically engineered as a topcoat for polyurea and polyurethane systems. "The result is a very durable, easy-to-clean finish that can be configured in a variety of non-skid finishes," said the company.
"ASPART-X is a great solution to the city's problem. The bridge now has a skid-resistant surface that is resilient to heavy traffic," said Heronimus.