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LINE-X® Protective Coatings to Showcase Fire Retardant Mining Products at Coal Prep 2010

Published on 2010-04-30. Author : SpecialChem

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- LINE-X Protective Coatings (LINE-X) is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Coal Prep 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. During the show, LINE-X will be featuring their mine-specific, fire retardant product XS-252.

Ideal for the mining and military sectors, LINE-X XS-252 was designed for companies looking for protection against abrasion, corrosion and impact, but also needing fire retardant properties. The first spray-on product to meet the Mine, Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Standard Application Procedures for Acceptance of Flame-Resistance Solid Products Taken Into Mines, XS-252 will allow customers the opportunity to apply the product to any type of mining equipment, regardless of shape or size.

Having met the requirements of the MSHA Standard Application Procedures for Sealants Applied to Underground Ventilation Controls (ASAP 5005), XS-252 is a revolutionary product, the only in its category, to be used as a sealant for shaft seals.

Failing sealant materials have been an ongoing concern for the mining industry for years as methane gasses can escape into working areas, mixing with oxygen and becoming combustible; thus causing a huge threat to mining company employees. LINE-X recognized this threat and the need for a superior sealant material; therefore we created LINE-X XS-252 with both the physical and the fire retardant properties to satisfy MSHA underground ventilation controls requirements. LINE-X XS-252 is a spray-on lining product that forms a monolithic membrane to minimize the effluent gaseous migration into the working areas therefore protecting mining company employees.

Attendees of Coal Prep 2010 will have the opportunity to meet the LINE-X team members and learn more about how the company's scientifically-engineered formulations are protecting some of the most valuable assets in the world, such as the U.S. Pentagon.

"Coal Mining is a very dangerous industry as witnessed in the tragedy earlier this month where 29 miners were killed at Upper Big Branch Mine. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of those miners," said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X. "LINE-X is committed to developing superior products with unmatched protection for the mining industry."

Attendees come to Coal Prep seeking viable solutions to the challenges they face in coal prep and aggregate processing. The event provides the highly specific educational sessions that update them on the latest progress and the opportunity to immediately seek out suppliers who can provide the products and services that can help them to implement the changes they need to make to remain competitive.

About LINE-X Protective Coatings:

LINE-X Protective Coatings is the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings offering scientifically formulated polymers that permanently bond to a wide range of surfaces for unmatched durability. LINE-X products are utilized in automotive, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, military, marine and custom applications. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with more than 400 locations in 26 countries, it is the goal of LINE-X to consistently produce the highest quality and most reliable materials available.

About LINE-X Industrial Coatings Division:

LINE-X Industrial Coatings Division, a strategic business unit of LINE-X Protective Coatings, specializes in multi-purpose polyurea and polyurethane protective coatings engineered and tested to ensure superior protection to virtually any properly prepared surface. LINE-X industrial coatings contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and provide solutions for businesses that are subject to industry-specific regulatory compliances and severe service environments. LINE-X industrial coatings are used everyday across a diverse range of industries, including chemical, construction, defense, manufacturing, mining, petroleum, transportation and more.

Source: LINE-X Protective Coatings

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